Let’s see how well they get by on $0.00 per hour.
There’s a slowdown of fast food today, as hundreds of workers from chains including McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s are walking off the job at city restaurants.
That is a relatively small percentage of the number of fast food workers in New York.
They want the industry to pay what they call a living wage of $15 an hour and to allow workers to form a union without retaliation.
Today’s walkout kicks off a week-long series of strikes in seven cities.
Workers in Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit are planning walkouts later in the week.
They should get a lot of sympathy in a bankrupt hellhole like Detroit. Meanwhile, one of these losers claims he’s trying to support a family … on minimum wage.
“I might be doing the work of three people” due to under-staffing, McDonald’s employee Kareem Starks told me after Wednesday’s rally, “but still getting paid one wage.” Starks, a 30-year-old former Parks Department employee, said it’s “been hard trying to live off the minimum wage, $7.25, and support my two kids plus pay rent.”
Is it the fault of McDonald’s that a 30-year-old is earning minimum wage? If that’s all Kareem is worth he may want to consider not having any more children.