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Old 05-23-2014, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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It is ironic that some perceive that standing up for working class rights is evil. I just don't understand the concept that less wages and benefits helps Americans. I see these men & women standing up for peoples rights as Patriots and Hero's. in Denmark the minimum wage is $21 per hour and the Big Mac costs 50 cents more. We should be ashamed as a nation that working men and women have to live in poverty in the largest economy in the world.
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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It is ironic that some perceive that standing up for working class rights is evil. I just don't understand the concept that less wages and benefits helps Americans. I see these men & women standing up for peoples rights as Patriots and Hero's. in Denmark the minimum wage is $21 per hour and the Big Mac costs 50 cents more. We should be ashamed as a nation that working men and women have to live in poverty in the largest economy in the world.
Agreed.

Odd to me that people standing in solidarity with their working brethren is now considered negatively.
I wouldn't be surprised if some number of those protesting were standing in for friends and relatives who had to work because they had to work.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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But why are the protesting @ McDonalds Corp HQ. 80% of the Stores are not company owned stores. Are they trying just to get rise at the Company own'ed stores? They should be out in front of each franchise owner home for the other 80%.

Saw a Automatized Hamburger system on the news. Reduces the FastFood place to 2-3 people per store/Shift.

One to assist the customer at the kiosk, One to feed "Food" into the machine, Drive Thru is done thru a App, you just drive up the to window, they hand the bag out, (Pre-Paid).

one to fix it as needed (Roving between many stores). They said each store would have two system.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:57 PM
 
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This biased piece is brought to you by.

Erick Erickson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

He's an anti working class aristocrat. Like Sarah Palin he resigned he's elected position for money in broadcasting as another paid liar.
How do you feel about Obama resigning for more money???
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Old 05-23-2014, 02:29 PM
 
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It is ironic that some perceive that standing up for working class rights is evil. I just don't understand the concept that less wages and benefits helps Americans. I see these men & women standing up for peoples rights as Patriots and Hero's. in Denmark the minimum wage is $21 per hour and the Big Mac costs 50 cents more. We should be ashamed as a nation that working men and women have to live in poverty in the largest economy in the world.
And in New Zealand, employees make the equivalent of $12.35 and the Big Mac is a nickel cheaper.

Go figure.

Working At McDonald's Is Starkly Different In These 3 Countries
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Old 05-23-2014, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Ohmahgawd! That can't be. I am stunned. Absolutely shocked. There must be a mistake in this report @ Send In The Clowns: 84% of McDonald
Dude, check your source! Erickson is a notorious union-basher. Do you any critical thinking skills at all, or do you just look for stuff that confirms what you want to believe?
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:58 PM
 
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Would not surprise me that they are not mcdonalds workers, but rent a mobs, if it is a liberal protest it is never as it seems, 2 show up and the media reports it as a hundreds, thousands show up at a conservative event and it is a small crowd. As for Erickson at least he can use English correctly, You used He's, a contraction for he is, must be a product of public education. Oh, and if you would do any research, you would find out the reason Palin resigned she was being sued into personal bankruptcy with frivolous lawsuits.
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For the same reason that I have yet to see an actual Walmart employee complaining about Walmart.
This is how the conservative squash protests. They know all that needs to be done is to circulate anti-liberal bunk and the conservative sheep will bite, regardless of truth. It baffles me to no end why this country has become anti pro labor.
I used to work for a company that serviced the point-of-sale equipment for Wal-Mart. You don't think they complain? Get an employee someplace where they don't think anyone will hear them.
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:25 PM
 
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It baffles me to no end why this country has become anti pro labor.
You and me both.

I've worked union and I've worked non-union. I'll take union any day of the week.

Unions set the bar for wages, benefits, and safety/working conditions for all of us. When the unions are gone, we'll be working for peanuts.



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I used to work for a company that serviced the point-of-sale equipment for Wal-Mart. You don't think they complain? Get an employee someplace where they don't think anyone will hear them.

Not only complain, but file lawsuits.

More than one person has told me that they were told to arrive early or stay after their shift, work through breaks, and/or attend training they weren’t paid for. Several told me on separate occasions that their supervisors were only allotted so many work hours so they asked them if they could they stay after their shift and clean the break room.

Many complain about fluctuating hours scheduled to work, discrimination against women...
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:15 PM
 
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I'm not sure what point the OP thinks s/he is making.

99% of the pro-Cliven Bundy protestors aren't Bundys. 100% of anti-abortion protestors weren't aborted.

Actually, this is kind of a fun game. [Doesn't prove a whit, but still, kinda fun]
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Ohmahgawd! That can't be. I am stunned. Absolutely shocked. There must be a mistake in this report @ Send In The Clowns: 84% of McDonald
I'm sure the support was appreciated by the employees. Knowing someone has your back always helps those who struggle the hardest in an uphill fight.
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