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Old 07-29-2013, 02:54 PM  
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Burger flippers want $15/hour

Like this will happen.

http://fox4kc.com/2013/07/29/kansas-...-minimum-wage/



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fifteen dollars an hour. That’s how much some fast food and retail workers say they deserve to make an hour. On Monday protests will happen in seven U.S. cities including Kansas City to push for the change.

The workers planning to protest say they want economic dignity. They say that means livable wages, benefits and humane working conditions. They say they can’t live or support their families on what they’re making.

Rallies are planned in Kansas City as well as New York City, Chicago, St. Louis, Washington D.C. and other cities.

Some workers say they plan to walk off the job in a one-day strike. Famed civil rights leader Reverend CT Vivian will lead Monday night’s events. Vivian worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and has provided civil rights counsel to several presidents including presidents Reagan, Clinton and Obama.

Industry representatives say they can’t afford to pay employees more. They say most fast food restaurants operate on a meager profit margin making it impossible to increase wages.
Most fast food and retail workers make minimum wage. In Kansas that’s 7.25. In Missouri it’s 7.35. So 15 dollars would be more than double their current pay.

Monday’s rally starts at 6:30 at the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City Missouri.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:51 AM   #91
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The fact is a company should only pay what something is worth. And truth be told, burger flippers aren't even worth what they get paid now.
They're worth whatever they are paid.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:54 AM   #92
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They're worth whatever they are paid.
When what they're paid is mandated by the federal government, that isn't necessarily true.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:01 AM   #93
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When what they're paid is mandated by the federal government, that isn't necessarily true.
And then the labor market overall will get skewed.

The real solution to their not having enough, is to stop all the money printing because prices would fall during this depression, which helps people like that through. This is why I can't take the left seriously on economic issues. They advocate the very things that harm those people, then appear as though they will be their saviors. Then govt grows.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:02 AM   #94
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:02 AM   #95
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When what they're paid is mandated by the federal government, that isn't necessarily true.
The employers aren't forced to hire anyone. If they didn't think paying them the Fed min wage wasn't profitable, they woudln't be doing it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:08 AM   #96
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The employers aren't forced to hire anyone. If they didn't think paying them the Fed min wage wasn't profitable, they woudln't be doing it.

What a bizarre statement...

So they would just have a few thousand restaurants with no one working in them, huh?

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Old 07-30-2013, 10:09 AM   #97
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According to a study by the University of Kansas, McDonalds only uses 17 percent of their revenue for employee salaries and benefits. So they'd only need to increase prices by 17 cents on the dollar to double employee salaries.

Would you pay 68 cents more for a Big Mac?


An honest question.....if the study was based on McDonald's 2012 annual report ...does the annual report include salaries and wages paid by the franchisees? That would seem very odd....
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:11 AM   #98
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Do they not realize, taht if they get paid $15 an hour it will not be a livable wage. The cost of living would go up and they would be in the same spot. Just wait, so Union will try and step in and get this done.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:20 AM   #99
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I disagree with the blank statement that people aren't worth what they are paid now because that isn't necessarily true. There are a ton of fast food workers who are partaking in their first job or are in school and will go on to bigger and better things. Some people, for economic reasons, are overqualified and performing these jobs as a temporary basis.

However, I do agree that the worker, who is at his/her peak and is content being a lifelong regular hourly employee are most likely damaged goods. In this case it's easier to demand for more than to learn a new trade or go somewhere else.

Either way there is no way that any restaurant can sustain that.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:56 AM   #100
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Let's just make it $50 an hour. And a car allowance.
Whatever it takes to slim your fat ass down.

What is the % of obese people in TX now? Almost 40% I willing to bet.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:08 AM   #101
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The employers aren't forced to hire anyone. If they didn't think paying them the Fed min wage wasn't profitable, they woudln't be doing it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:17 AM   #102
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Do they not realize, taht if they get paid $15 an hour it will not be a livable wage. The cost of living would go up and they would be in the same spot. Just wait, so Union will try and step in and get this done.
Finally, someone sees the bigger picture here. Bumping unskilled wages to $15/hr will cause wages to go up across the board and cause the prices of everything to go up as well, and in turn they aren't going to gain a damn thing. These fast-food places aren't operating in a vacuum.

Hell there are a lot of skilled workers out there that don't make $15/hr.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:29 AM   #103
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$15 an hour? Yeah that's going to happen.
It May happen in our lifetimes, only because everything else doubles as well though.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:39 AM   #104
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Whatever it takes to slim your fat ass down.

What is the % of obese people in TX now? Almost 40% I willing to bet.
Hard to tell. New fatasses from other states leave the places they ruined and come down every day because there's jobs here.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:49 AM   #105
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What a bizarre statement...

So they would just have a few thousand restaurants with no one working in them, huh?

How is it bizarre? No business operates if it's unprofitable, and if the labor became cost-prohibitive the owner wouldn't pay for it. In the extreme case he simply doesn't go into business (or shuts it down).

The reason the min wage doesn't really matter is because the owner has decided that paying the labor results in more profit than not paying the labor. Simple. It really doesn't impact the wage scale anyway - as I've pointed out in the past you can't get labor below a certain point anyway. If you offer $2/hr nobody will work for you anyway. 7.25/hr is law, but it's not that critical to the hiring decision.
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