August 29, 2013
Why the Fast-Food Worker Strikes Are Doomed

It’s amazing when you stand back and think about it. The fastest-growing industry in the world’s most powerful economy can scarcely pay its workers enough to live.
No wonder thousands of fast-food workers have gone on strike to protest their measly wages and non-existent benefits, demanding a $15-per-hour minimum wage, which would more than double some of their hourly income. These aren’t teenagers, after all. A quarter of fast-food workers are raising a child. Forty percent are older than 25. 
But sympathy and optimism are two separate things. And when it comes to the fast-food worker strikes and dramatically raising wages for food service employees, I’m only feeling the former.
Read more.

Why the Fast-Food Worker Strikes Are Doomed

It’s amazing when you stand back and think about it. The fastest-growing industry in the world’s most powerful economy can scarcely pay its workers enough to live.

No wonder thousands of fast-food workers have gone on strike to protest their measly wages and non-existent benefits, demanding a $15-per-hour minimum wage, which would more than double some of their hourly income. These aren’t teenagers, after all. A quarter of fast-food workers are raising a child. Forty percent are older than 25. 

But sympathy and optimism are two separate things. And when it comes to the fast-food worker strikes and dramatically raising wages for food service employees, I’m only feeling the former.

Read more.

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    If they understood economics, they wouldn’t be working fast food as a career choice.
  3. lifelibertyandthepursuitof5sos reblogged this from kv96ic28 and added:
    15 dollars an hour? That’s just moronic. *shakes head*
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