Inexplicably Believing They Deserve $15 an Hour, Fast Food Workers Walk Off the Job

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 at 9:54 am

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.

9 Responses to “Inexplicably Believing They Deserve $15 an Hour, Fast Food Workers Walk Off the Job”

  1. travis wilde on 29/29/13 at 1:08 pm

    Unless she was an seasonal hourly employee, part of the welfare-to-work program, or a convict on work-release, what would motivate a person to leave a civil service position with health care and a city pension to take a $7.25 job at McD’s?

  2. Darth Chipmunk on 29/29/13 at 1:52 pm

    Just do the math. Unionize Fast Food workers at a living wage and you’ve just written a check to SEIU, Teamsters or whoever for millions of dollars in dues.

    You work at McDonalds in High School to earn extra money and keep your iPod up to date. The tragedy of the story is that there are adult Americans who sincerely believe that the same fast-food job provides acceptable income for supporting a family. That is insane.

  3. DaMav on 29/29/13 at 6:12 pm

    And yet many unions, virtually all Democrats, and about 25% of Republicans support a massive influx of legalized illegals that is going to make minimum wage look like sweet prosperity to these hapless fools. They are feeding the hand that slaps them silly.

  4. jukin on 29/29/13 at 9:25 pm

    maybe these workers should ask the Hostess bakers union how well this type of thing works.

  5. chris on 30/30/13 at 5:43 pm

    At Jack in the Box they already have a system in place that allows customers to chose between the person behind the counter or a computer screen to place their order themself. I have always thought in the back of my mind it was their way of being ahead of the game for this type of situation. However I thought it would be government mandate since our leftist rulers seem to think the purpose of buisness is to provide jobs. The purpose of buisness is to make profit, period. This fact has been lost on our “entitlment” mentality as a society. I don’t know what the machines cost to purchase, but I’m pretty sure they don’t get an hourly wage to do their job.

  6. MissKitty on 30/30/13 at 6:05 pm

    These idiots are protesting saying how the CEOs make huge profits and only pay them $7.25 an hour and should share some of that wealth with them. The CEO of McDonald’s doesn’t pay you people, the franchise owners do and they are hardly getting rich off owning that restaurant. Most of their profits get reinvested into the restaurant to keep it running. There is a fine balance of operating costs and take-in that needs to be calculated. That’s why on slow days, employees may get sent home early to keep labor costs down and to at least break even. But I wouldn’t expect these uneducated dimwits to understand how a business works, especially a franchise where the restaurant owner has to pay large sums of money to the corporation for the privilege of using the brandname, logos and menu of said corporation. Owners of a McDonald’s restaurant, for example, have to purchase uniforms, food and drink containers, menu boards and all kinds of things from McDonald’s.

    Furthermore, there are people working in jobs that are dangerous, save lives or otherwise carry great responsibility and they don’t even make $15 an hour (construction workers, mechanics, EMTs, nurses etc.. )

    But, let the Dems give these morons their $15 an hour and allow them to unionize and then see what happens. Soon everything in the stores will become more expensive and union dues will be deducted from their paychecks each month. Then they will be right back out on the streets protesting because they can’t make ends meet on $15 an hour and they’ll be demanding $20 or more.