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Thousands of Workers Shut Down McDonald’s Headquarters

by Mike Barrett, Natural Society:

While the general public decides to reject fast food served up by McDonald’s and dozens of other fast food chains, McWorkers are showing disdain for McDonald’s in a different way. On Wednesday, hundreds of protesters from cities around the country stormed McDonald’s Oak Brook headquarters, demanding that the hourly wage for McDonald’s employees be raised to $15 an hour.

Protesters gathered about a half a mile west of the headquarters and slowly marched toward McDonald’s campus, chanting “people united will never be defeated.” At the head of the line of protesters, a banner was held saying: “McDonald’s $15 and union rights, not food stamps. #fightfor15.” Though McDonald’s did announce that it would increase starting wages to $1 above the minimum at 1,500 company-owned locations starting July 1, that only makes up about 1/10 of the number of restaurants around the country.

As reported by ChicagoTribune:

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7 comments to Thousands of Workers Shut Down McDonald’s Headquarters

  • Eric

    Hamburgers or Minimum Wage

    For those fast food employees striking for $15 an hour, let’s do some math.
    At $15 an hour Johnny Fry-Boy would make $31,200 annually.
    An E1 (Private) in the military makes $18,378 annually.
    An E5 (Sergeant) with 8 years of service only makes $35,067 annually.

    So you’re telling me, LaTisha McBurgerflipper, that you deserve as much as those kids getting shot at, deploying for months in hostile environments, and putting their collective asses on the line every day protecting your unskilled butt!?
    Here’s the deal, Baconator, you are working in a job designed for a kid in high school who is learning how to work and earning enough for gas, and hanging out with their equally goofy high school pals. If you have chosen this as your life long profession, you have failed. If you don’t want minimum wage, don’t have minimum skills.
    If you can read this, thank a teacher.
    If it’s in English, thank a Veteran.

    • Tea

      Schlomo you are correct!

    • Tea

      Those veterans are protecting and working for the TPTB not the American people, we have veterans in the military and we are still losing our liberties constantly, who is protecting that? Secondly, some people could not afford to pay for college and collect a debt and some of the people have college degrees and may have been laid off of their jobs. You talk about minimum skills but a college degree or none at all doesn’t matter if most of the good paying jobs have closed permanently or moved to another country.

      • Eric

        Actually I just copied and pasted it.

        So the “jobs” are gone. Does that mean Americans are incapable of producing value of any kind or living within their means? Are they so soft and dumbed down that they don’t know how to survive? Pretty far from frontier days.

        Are they literate enough to read and learn new skills? Do they know how to communicate or do they need someone else to do it for them?

        Just like Hugo Salinas Price said recently, “People aren’t thinking!”. They are confusing other things particularly feeling for thinking.

        No more excuses. Everyone did this to themselves. They could have protected themselves a long time ago.

  • Schlomo

    Higher wages equals higher prices equals McDonald’s corporation goes out of business and then there are no jobs for anyone. Or, more likely, human workers will be replaced with robots.

  • Tea

    This downward economy is not just affecting fast food workers but also nurses, doctors, etc. Where I live 2 hospitals have been closed with ER centers which means doctors, nurses, janitors, medical technicians, etc. were laid off. Should they learn new skills or how to better communicate? Also, a law firm just shut its doors are they unskilled with minimal skills too? Schools have been closed so what should teachers, cafeteria workers, and principals do?

    • Eric

      Yes they should! The good times are gone and they are not coming back. I know lots of educated people with skills but they don’t have the slightest clue what is happening and are completely unprepared for this.

      Everyone should know a little about everything. Not everything about just one thing.

      It’s good to have people that specialize in their field, but even they should be acquiring other skills which are necessary to stand on their own feet, survive, and ultimately thrive.

      Everyone should know how to balance a budget, write a sonnet, cooperate with others, defend themselves and others, grow their own food, filter water, tie a bowline knot, clean and use a gun, plan an invasion, speak publicly, play an instrument, lead, follow, and I could go on and on.

      And you don’t need an education to learn these things. Just the ability to think, ask the right questions, and read.

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