Emboldened by an outpouring of support on social media, low-wage fast-food and retail workers from eight cities who have staged walkouts this year are calling for a national day of strikes Aug. 29.
The workers — who are backed by local community groups and national unions and have held one-day walkouts in cities such as New York, St. Louis and Detroit — say they have received pledges of support from workers in dozens of cities across the country.
Hey there, Skippy: You know how much effort it takes to do your job? Just a little above none. You know how much training and education it takes to do your job? Again, just a little above none. As long as someone can understand English (which in California is getting more rare) or can read (again, more rare in the big cities), then any slack-jawed dopehead fuckwit can make fries. Any knuckle-dragging asswipe can flip burgers.
Which is more than a lot of them are worth, let me tell you.
The workers are calling for a wage of $15 an hour and the right to form a union. Organizers of the walkout say cashiers, cooks and crew members at fast-food restaurants are paid a median wage of $8.94 an hour.
Look, I've worked fast food jobs. IN HIGH SCHOOL. They take little training, little intelligence, and only a little motivation to do. You don't get paid $15 an hour for a reason: THE JOB IS NOT WORTH THAT MUCH! Any fast food worker can be replaced by the next untrained idiot off the road.
I'm sorry, I'm having a hard time accurately translating the socialist bullshit of an Obama voter regurgitating class-warfare agitprop.
"blahblah blah blah blahblahblah" said Terrance Wise, 34, a father of three who earns $9.30 an hour at Burger King in Kansas City, Mo., where he has worked for eight years.
He has a second job at Pizza Hut that pays him $7.47 an hour.Oh, so he's already gotten raises at his Burger King job? He's already getting paid over minimum wage for flipping burgers? And he's COMPLAINING?
Willietta Dukes, 39, of Durham, N.C., a mother of two, said she plans to walk off her job at Burger King that day. She said she has little choice. After 15 years of working behind the counters, griddles and deep fryers of fast-food restaurants, she still earns a poverty-level wage. She said her highest salary has been $8.65 an hour, and she rarely is scheduled for a 40-hour week.
FIFTEEN YEARS AT BURGER KING? Yep, there's another proud Obama voter right there. She probably believes that money grows on trees, and couldn't figure out how much it would cost the company each year to give her a 25 cent, 50 cent or one dollar raise.
After I graduated high school, I worked a minimum wage job for about a year. And then?
I figured out that if I wanted to get paid, I'd better learn some skills. And I learned some skills at the job I was working at the time. And I got promoted. And I stopped making minimum wage.
And then I joined the Army. Other people go to school. Some to go college, some go to vocational school. Some people join apprenticeship programs, be they formal or informal. But I guarantee you, the people making a living wage today NEVER ONCE IN THEIR LIFE ever said "Gee, I think I'll work at this Burger King for fifteen years! What a great way to raise a family!"
Let me finish by quoting Larry Corriea again.
Stay off drugs. Finish school. Don't have kids until you're married. And you'll have good odds that you won't be flipping burgers for 15 years.
I can't believe that even needs to be said in this country.