Fast Food Workers Going On Strike

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    Where's the beef? Fast-food workers in walkout to protest low wages | Fox News

    It's hard to blame them, but it will fail. These workers are easily replacable with the flood of illegal aliens and teenagers workers. Not to mention the workers will strike for maybe a day before they go back (out of economic necessity). The restaurants will take a day hit, but will survive easily. The workers losing a day of pay will be worse off. The chains could hold out for months, the workers can hold out for days.

    Funny how SEIU is the one pushing this, yet they are the BIGGEST supporters of illegal immigration. Illegal immigration has and always will defate wages and hurt an low wage worker seeking higher pay and better benefits. Casaer Chavez understood this and that is why he and his brother VIOLENTLY fought illegal immigration when trying to protect farm workers rights.

    Just see North Dakota! They have a shortage of workers and virtually ZERO illegal immigrants. The fast food joynts must compete hard for workers. Full-time schedules, $15 a hour starting wages in one of the lower cost of living states in the country. These restaurants also charge less for their food than tax and spend to death illegal alien liberal shithole states of IL, NY and CA!

    If liberals want higher wages for unskilled workers, lower cost of living, lower rent, lower healthcare costs, then it starts with a WAR on illegal immigration.

    Start with:
    (1) Removing the 'criminal' (ironical name, because all illegals are criminals) illegals, who are guilty of the anything from petty theft, vandalizm, public intoxication etc. Detain and deport.

    (2) Next go after the ones here for so called 'economic reasons.' Everify every employment opportunity from MCDONALD'S to a family hiring gardeners or a nanny. Hit everyone hard with violations. The owner of the business, the Board of Directors PERSONALLY (if it's a C-Corp), the HR manager, the family member that hire a nanny etc if they violate the mandatory eVerify check. Random and numerous spot checks that carry criminal charges to the employer and MANAGER on DUTY to hiring illegals. Have the whistler-blower line with a reward to violations caught with STRICT whistle-blower protection laws. Remove the ones who come here for so-called economic reasons.

    (3) Simultaneously with the econ illegals take care of the LEECH illegals. The one on public support. The most ripe is the food stamp illegals. Liberals have made it easy for illegals to join the program, even thought it's illegal for non-citizens to join. Put in eVerify, have strict fraud enforcement, require tough identification, require a tougher means test and other protections to combat illegals into the program. Do audits of current receptients. Then tackle welfare in a similar way. Next combat section 8. Lastly combat SS disability.

    (4) Create a nation ID card with a biometic identifier. Yep sounds big brother and the libertarians will hate it, but isn't it about time the social security card gets an upgrade? I mean this easily replicated card carries so much weight it's sick. Get rid of the card and get a real fool proof identification card!

    (5) Attack landlords. Most landlords look at the person's ability to pay. Make they also verify the tenants ability to be in the country legally.

    (6) Step up law enforcement at hospitals. Illegals obtaining medical treatment should be a crime. Yes we should treat them, but if they can't prove citizenship, they should be detained upon being discharged and deported.

    (7) Create a 3 layer fence on the Southern Border. (1) Traditional fence, (2) A secondary fence, and (3) Virtual Fence. Place a clearly marketed, in a dozen languages with clear pictures, barb wire fenced in mine field in hard to monitor areas that are vulnerable, Steps 1-6 will lower illegals coming in to a tiny percent, this will catch nearly all the rest.

    (8) Protect the ports

    (9) Place a Virtual fence on the Northern Border

    (10) With illegal immigration at it's lowest point in US history, seek the passing of the 28th amendment defining citizenship.

    "The US will not allow dual citizenship and voids all current citizenship. If a American citizen becomes a citizen of another country, then he/she hereby denounces and voids their American citizenship. Currently dual citizen holders have 120 days to revoke and void their foreign citizenship and provide proof of such revocation. Birth right citizenship is provided to any child that is born to at least one parent that is a citizen of the US, who has not denounced their citizenship. Naturalized shall be created by the Federal Agency in charge of immigration, but will, at a minimum require proficient reading, writing and speaking of the English language, a high school diploma (or GED), no criminal record, no record of fraudulently being on government assistance, no record of being in the country illegally, currently employed, proof of health insurance, no gang, terrorist or succession movement organization affiliation, never declared bankruptcy, no alcohol or drug addiction records, no exclusion of certain diseased individuals, such as but not limited to HIV/AIDS and successful passing a mental and physical health test. NOTE: These are the minimum. Not organization can require less, but they are free to require more. "
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    Meh.... who cares. I stopped eating that crap years ago.
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    Stay in school, kids, or you will end up working at McDonald's for minimum wage your whole life.

    Take the hard classes. Trig, calculus, physics, chemistry. Be a total nerd. You will get the last laugh.
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    Ditto.
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    it is a political hot potato... were you not paying attention in the last election?
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    The answer is obvious. Pay the $15.00 an hour, go to cafeteria style and fire 2/3 of the workers.
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    Yeah.. let them strike or whatever they want to call it

    Wherever would people be found with the difficult skill of pushing a preprogrammed button on a cash register.. or flipping a burger.. or dousing some fries with salt??

    :rolleyes:

    You get paid crap wages when you have no truly marketable skill... when all but about 0.001% of all adults or teens can do your same job with little or no training, you really have no bargaining power
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    From your article:

    If liberals want higher wages for unskilled workers, lower cost of living, lower rent, lower healthcare costs, then it starts with a WAR on illegal immigration.


    And it starts with educating ones self in another field or trade and stop thinking any company should pay your living expenses. They want their cheeseburgers to double in price?? Can we say, wide spread inflation??

    I would wish those companies to terminate the positions of the entitlement minded that strike and hire newbies, from their local schools, perhaps..
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    They are still a very large direct and indirect employer. I personally indulge every once in a while. I like taco bell, Portillos and Boston Market. However, my kids eat the stuff a day or two each week. McDonald's for example has a playland to get energy out of them during the winter and you can get 20 nuggets for $5. That feeds all 4 of my kids (with one large fries and 4 $1 drinks) to make it an inexpensive dinner and activity.
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    Both the sell-out Republicans and Communist Democrats want Amnesty. They may want it for slightly different reasons, but they both do want it. Right now, they're wheelin & dealin as we speak. Another big 'FUCK YOU AMERICAN CITIZENS!' is on the way. More & more Americans are beginning to see that most of our Politicians no longer represent us. They represent themselves and special interests. They're demoralizing the Citizens. And it's intentional. It's all part of their NWO Global Elite agenda. They're destroying our Nation so they can rebuild it in their NWO image. Hopefully more Americans will wake up and begin to fight back. Their country is rapidly slipping away.
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    About the worst I'll do is Subway... you can get a pretty decent sandwich for $5... as for the rest of it, it's impure, unhealthy, processed garbage...
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    Fire workers, did you not get SEIU's memo: More workers, higher pay, full benefits and a safe harbor for illegals!
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    Every time wages are artificially raised, the workforce goes down.
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    Most Unions support Amnesty. They see it as way to grow their memberships exponentially. It's all about their greed. People should stop thinking the Amnesty-supporters care about American Citizens. It's not about that. They only care about their own interests. The American People are gonna get shafted once again. We have a rogue criminal Government now. They no longer represent the American People.
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    :clap:

    Good for them.
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    It starts with the WAR on illegal immigration, but doesn't end their. You could get rid of every illegal in the country and if you don't work hard, get marketable skills you will still be fighting out of poverty!
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    I would do anything for a Portilos Italian Beef sandwich or Chicago hot dog right now.
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    Good timing too being the end of the month and welfare cases have a pocket full of money for a day or two.
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    The reality is, you're not gonna get rich working at a Fast Food restaurant. So you have to know that going in. Those jobs just aren't conducive to being viable career opportunities. Get an education, learn a trade. That's your only chance of making it. That being said, large Corporations can do better when it comes to their employees. They can afford to pay a decent wage. But unfortunately, this Amnesty debacle is going to make things much worse for low-skilled workers. The competition for even these low wage jobs is going to be fierce. It's gonna be a real mess.
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    Let them strike.

    There's no shortage of pimply faced teenagers to fill the jobs.

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