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Sooo..NYC Fast Food Workers Went On Strike. Want a Union.
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[quote:thomowen20:MV8yMDY2NjI2XzM0NzcyNjQwX0MwOUQ1Rjk3] "Bussed in UNION thugs.....AGAIN. Just think....they want McDonalds to pay them $15.00 (up from the 7.50-9.50) they pay them now. Guess what happens to McDonalds food prices? ....then guess what happens to their ENTIRE business as a result when people stop buying due to high prices? F*cking Socialists." Labor is not the only expense. So the prices would not go up so much as you might think and the employees will be doing a bit better. Price increases that you do see in the fast food arena may also be a boon to locally owned small scale dining establishments. For a realistic look at how much labor costs impact a restaurants and other business check out these sources: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/common-food-labor-cost-percentages-14700.html and http://www.ehow.com/how_5745539_calculate-labor-cost-percentage.html and the straightdope forums on specifics. http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/archive/index.php/t-546955.html [/quote]
link to money.cnn.com
"McDonald's, KFC, Burger King workers protest in NYC
"...several protests at different locations in the city, including Times Square and the Fulton Street Mall in Brooklyn. Workers from McDonald's, Burger King, and Yum Brand -run restaurants KFC and Taco Bell are expected to join.
Workers say they are asking for a pay raise to $15 an hour and the right to form a union. Currently, the median pay for the nearly 50,000 fast food workers in New York City is $9 an hour..."
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