Friday, November 30, 2012

McDonald's, KFC, Burger King workers protest in NYC

What Pamela and most libs fail to comprehend is that fast food service employment consists entirely of entry level jobs. They are minimum wage positions that are suited for high school kids and people who possess absolutely O marketable skill and are in the transition phase of improving their situation. These class of jobs are not suited to provide a wage to substain a family nor can or should they be. That is why McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell and all the rest utilize "lightning" type training programs. These companies expect a very high degree of turnover because it's the defined nature of those class of positions.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Pamela Waldron makes $7.75 an hour as a cashier at the KFC in New York's Penn Station, where she has worked for eight years.
That's just 50 cents above the New York state minimum wage. The 26-year old nursing student, and mother of two, says she has asked for a raise but her pleas have gone unheeded for weeks.

Finally, on Thursday, around lunchtime she joined a protest of about 40 fast food workers who walked out of their shifts, carrying placards and shouting slogans to bring attention to their cause of fighting for higher wages and the right to unionize. The protest was held outside a Burger King (BKW) near Penn Station.

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