Fast Food Workers Protesting

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Fast Food Workers Protesting
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Thu, 12-05-2013 - 10:13am

Fast food workers in over 100 cities are planning to walk off the job to join rallies in support of higher wages.  They are demanding a minimum wage of $15 per hour. What do you think of their protests?  Is $15 per hour too much?

http://www.today.com/video/today/53743043#53743043

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 12-09-2013 - 7:57am

For fun I googled jobs that pay $15/hr:

http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Article/MSN-3494-Salaries-Promotions-15-jobs-that-pay-15-an-hour/

I don't know, What are fast food employees basing $15/hr on?

 

 

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 10:32pm

$15 bucks an hour for mastering the skill pulling the fries out of the oil when the bell rings?  Laughable.  Raising the minimum wage destroys entry level jobs, hurts the economy and hurts the poor the most.  Frankly, I'd love to see all of those protesters (who weren't being paid and shipped in by the unions) fired and replaced with people who are more grateful for having a job.