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Efforts to unionize fast-food workers ramp up this week with organized protests in the works at...

Efforts to unionize fast-food workers ramp up this week with organized protests in the works at McDonald's (MCD -0.3%), Taco Bell (YUM +1%), and Wendy's (WEN -0.4%). Though the activity is catching some headlines, unionization efforts seem more likely to fizzle than generate higher costs for restaurant operators. If the Black Friday protests at Wal-Mart are any indication, it may be business as normal despite all the sound and fury.
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  • wigit5
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    Don't mess with my $1 menu please....
    29 Nov 2012, 10:05 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    yawn.... somehow I suspect there will be more AFL-CIO and SEIU thugs there than actual workers. Just like the recent WMT "event"
    29 Nov 2012, 10:06 AM Reply Like
  • joe kelly
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    Tough getting folks making $8 an hour to pay $25 or more in union dues. Some jobs are just always going to be crappy. Too bad for fast food workers as they work as hard or harder than just about anyone.
    29 Nov 2012, 10:09 AM Reply Like
  • Richard Adams
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    McDonald's figured out how to keep the unions out 30 years ago.
    Today the unions are weaker and more inept than they were then. Investors do not need to worry.
    29 Nov 2012, 10:11 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    If they succeed it will mean kids unemployment will jump to 75%....and Post Office service...and the destruction of fast food...
    29 Nov 2012, 10:16 AM Reply Like
  • osvold007t
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    Mickey D is the place that young people learn how to work, be on time, and what it takes to get promoted. The military used to do this with the draft. Now the unions want to screw this up to where they teach how to get entitlements, learn how to just do the bare minimum at work, and never have to worry about losing their job. Plus, pay the bosses a monthly dues fee to keep working. Unions are losing workers as a % of the work force and it is increasing each year so they have to resort to other tactics to try and gain new members. How would anyone out there like to have their 16, 17 or 18 year old daughter or son face off with one of the union thugs trying to force them to join with threats or damaging their car if they refuse? Not my kids.
    29 Nov 2012, 10:26 AM Reply Like
  • joe kelly
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    it would average out. And despite your thinking, McDonalds will need cooks and counter people. They won't all shut down but if they did we'd just go somewhere else who would hire more people to keep up with the new demand.

     

    McDonalds is not a career for the teenagers. Or anyone else for that matter. There are old ladies in my town who have worked for the McDonalds franchise for 30 years and they make less than $9 an hour.
    29 Nov 2012, 10:31 AM Reply Like
  • Chazuu
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    Minimum wage in Ontario, Canada is $10.25/hour for full time workers. $9.60/hour for students. Every Ontario McDonalds I have seen there is busy as are the Tim Hortons and other restaurants.
    Old Henry Ford had the right idea. Pay workers well and they will be able to buy goods and services and support the economy.
    29 Nov 2012, 11:04 AM Reply Like
  • kuldipsingh
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    Get unions price the food so common he/she can not afford to eat.
    These union idiots do not care about workers who may be students or the one ones who can not hold any other jobTo all members and branches of Mata Pita Ji loved children I being among all aap subnu good wishes on Baba Nanks birth anniversary . May Guru Nanks teaching of Gurubani blossom truly around the world ,may it emerge our family members also to bless us all with love caring and equality as we read and hear in the shabads of Baba Ji's bani.Dhun Dhun bab nanak meti dhon jag chanan hoia.O' Lord bless us show us the path of contentment humbleness truthfulness.Bless us children of my parents to develop love among each other bless us so we may communicate among our self as one's who honestly care for each other help us develop love for each other with feelings of well being of each other.Help us share the joy and pain of each other help us to weaken our desire to gain wealth by inflicting pain on each other. Give us the wisdom to see and share love happiness where no room left for distinctions in race, caste, creed, gender,.Baba Nanak ji bless us to be able to see and think of each other better or equal as we think of our best friends in life . Baba ji I ask why has my parents family drifted so far from each other we are human and far from any perfection .We make mistakes give us the humble ability not to hide our wrong doing behind the veil but to admit no matter how low they may be considered for each one of us know inside of our self and you know it all our God. The only one who may not know is another human being then every one on earth has accumulated their own wrongs. Give us the ability to forgive each other as we ask you to forgive us. Give us the ability to congratulate each other more then we congratulate the world. Give us the humble hearts to be able to have tears from our eyes and hearts for each other.Give us the hearts and eyes and mind not to hold grudges against each other but a true helping hearts.Give us the ability to trust each other in the place of fear open our houses and kitchen to each other.Baba Nanak what I ask for is nothing of material gains But only true love.Bless us all and grant us ability to recite your Bani and understand what I we read make our minds absorb what we understand to implement in our daily life.I bow before your name Baba Nanak to accept me as your servant in any form or lowest place in your path.deepCongratulate to each and every one in the family and every one you may know in life. .Yes they may be paid low agreed Think of work experiences they gain and help to feed all or most who can not afford to go to restaurant. Where else I be able to go and feed my self for $1 or $2 all I can afford.
    I think these Union are gangsters who do not care in any way about the common person or workers.All they want is fat pay for union president and staff and they want them to pay who can least afford.
    30 Nov 2012, 01:18 AM Reply Like
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