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    Fast-food workers strike, seeking $15 wage, political muscle


    In Boston, Kheila Cox, 38, a $10-an-hour baggage handler at Logan Airport, plans to join a march this afternoon from Faneuil Hall to the Massachusetts State House.

    "It's not just the financial piece, it's also about the dignity," says Cox, who has seven children.

    I'm here to fight for $15 and a union," said Lakecha Jackson, 37, a Detroit mother of two young daughters who earns $8 an hour and has been working at the McDonald's where she and other demonstrators gathered. "That would be a lot for me."


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    Jughead lives in Boston??
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    I'm here to fight for $15 and a union," said Lakecha Jackson, 37, a Detroit mother of two young daughters who earns $8 an hour and has been working at the McDonald's where she and other demonstrators gathered. "That would be a lot for me.
    She is 37? Lakecha? She is way behind the curve!!! Only two? She should be a "Grandmama" by southern standards....

    McDonald's.. a career?
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    Sometimes you get what you ask for. I've predicted many times this scenario: Minimum wage goes to 15:00 They will create more competition for their own jobs and loose them to higher skilled and or educated people. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    Sometimes you get what you ask for. I've predicted many times this scenario: Minimum wage goes to 15:00 They will create more competition for their own jobs and loose them to higher skilled and or educated people. .
    More motivated also. They can probably cut their staff by 30-50%. This may be a win for some businesses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    Sometimes you get what you ask for. I've predicted many times this scenario: Minimum wage goes to 15:00 They will create more competition for their own jobs and loose them to higher skilled and or educated people. .
    ....Or automation. Soon you'll order a hamburger at an ATM or self check-out like machine, and in 3 minutes, it will spit out your Big Mac and chicken nuggets. Instead of McDonald's hiring 10 to 15 Lakecha's, they'll only hire 2 per shift to load the automated food processor. Lakecha can say bye-by to your rewarding career at the drive up window.
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    Mcdonalds business model does not allow for $15 wages.
    In and out is the vaunted leader of the fast food career for good reason.

    Mcdonalds is not an In and out model...they are totally different and it will be interesting to see how McDonald's would shift their model in response to a wage mandate.
    Consider that an adult meal at McDonald's now runs much closer to $10 than $5, there is no room in pricing to absorb a wage increase. So...where will they absorb it?
    Short answer is they won't...Lakesha will absorb it in the form of minimum hours, zero advancement, coupled with automation.
    All one has to do is review the repercussions at Sea-Tac after the min wage mandate.

    employees of the resteraunts and shops lost all benefits, no more free parking, no more comp'd lunches, etc.
    its like they have no understanding of cash flow and balances?
    They think it is just a big raise and have no realization that repercussions and adjustments have to happen.
    If new hire is getting $15, then the increase has to slide right up the scale.
    I eat McDonald's on occasion, I'm not one of the people that hate the food!
    But I don't know anyone thats going to pay $12-$16 for a single adult meal there, which would be reflective of a pricing match.
    So there is no way to avoid the answer...Lakeesha is going to lose.
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    Here's the unintended consequences of a $15 minimum wage. Workers are losing their freebies and are asking for less hours in order to keep them. They'll always be leaches on the system.
    I've always advocated for a stepped welfare system. One that as a worker gains more income, the amount of assistance is lowered, but it would also incentivize them to increase their income, until they can stand on their own.
    There will always be leaches on the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICECREAMAN View Post
    ....Or automation. Soon you'll order a hamburger at an ATM or self check-out like machine, and in 3 minutes, it will spit out your Big Mac and chicken nuggets. Instead of McDonald's hiring 10 to 15 Lakecha's, they'll only hire 2 per shift to load the automated food processor. Lakecha can say bye-by to your rewarding career at the drive up window.
    The mickey Ds around here suck so bad, that would be an improvement. Maybe the cheese would be on the patty instead of half way off wrapped around the outside of the bun!

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    Consider that an adult meal at McDonald's now runs much closer to $10 than $5, there is no room in pricing to absorb a wage increase. So...where will they absorb it?
    That's another reason I don't eat there, haven't in 5 years or so. I'd rather go to a truck stop buffet for 12.50.

    We all know it isn't going to end well. Entry level jobs is just that, entry into the workforce.
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