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View Diary: I worked for years in fast food, but I can't support this strike. (197 comments)

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  •  One more time: (4+ / 0-)
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    Avilyn, poco, Kevskos, Shotput8

    Of course there's a number too high.  Is anyone proposing a number too high?  If yes, justify your assertion.  If no, then what's your point?

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 03:04:41 PM PDT

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    •  My point was that minimium wage is not the best (0+ / 0-)

      way to address the issue.  I think it should be raised, but it will do little to solve the problem of fast food workers conditions.

      •  It seems to be what the workers want, (6+ / 0-)
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        and they certainly deserve a pay increase, so let's start there.

        Gotta start somewhere.  This is as good a place as any, and better than most.

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 03:08:36 PM PDT

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        •  I agree, and that is why I think the strike is a (0+ / 0-)

          good idea.

          My point was not that they shouldn't get a pay increase, but rather that they will see conditions improve more if they organize rather than a hike in minimium wage.

          If min wage goes up to $10, we will be having this exact same discussion in 5 years.  If they get a good contract, we might not be.

          •  How not to have this discussion in 5 years (6+ / 0-)

            Index minimum wage to inflation.

            Obama endorsed indexing when he pressed for a $9 federal minimum wage in his State of the Union address:  “Here’s an idea that Governor Romney and I actually agreed on last year—let’s tie the minimum wage to the cost of living, so that it finally becomes a wage you can live on.”
            “Indexing is certainly the trend in the states,” says Jen Kern, the minimum wage campaign coordinator at the National Employment Law Project, which advocates for the poor. State minimum wage proposals with indexing provisions are moving in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Mexico, New York and Minnesota.
            http://www.pewstates.org/...

            “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

            by Catte Nappe on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 03:25:31 PM PDT

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      •  Because the min wage is what the diarist said (0+ / 0-)

        would fix the problem, not the strike.

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