Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Interview: Kansas City Fast Food Fair Wage Fighter Goes To Washington

A thoughtful conversation about the "fight for $15" and upcoming testimony that tragically leaves out the rise of automation and workers downsized to avoid paying higher costs. Read more:

A Kansas City Activist Takes The Minimum-Wage Fight To Washington

When Terrence Wise testified in front of Congress on Feb. 7, it wasn't the first time he'd visited Washington. The minimum-wage worker and organizer introduced former President Barack Obama at a 2015 Worker Voice Summit at the White House.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeeeeeah dat Obama hope and changey stuff.

Anonymous said...

Learn to Code!


LOL

Anonymous said...

And what do you do now that you've gone from fast food to technology?

Oh I code popups that tell people their adblocker is interfering with our company's revenues.

Adrian G. said...

Missouri voted for a minimum wage hike. What more does he want. I guess it's the fight for $20 now?

Anonymous said...

HELPLESS AND HOPELESS

Terrence Wise has 20+ years working in fast-food and he's still a minimum wage bot?

The guy's gotta be mentally-challenged.

common sense said...

Since ancient times, the market determines one's worth. Always will. Employers have always paid only what they have to, to realize a profit. That isn't going to change. It doesn't make them mean. It's simply basic business. Acquire a skill the market is willing to pay for. No valuable skill = a corresponding low compensation. Even college grads with general non-demand degrees are flipping burgers, while paying off heavy student loan debt. Plumbers, electricians and skilled tradesman are making more money than grads with worthless degrees. Wise up.

Anonymous said...

It's a negro. so it's automatically mentally challenged.

Anonymous said...

Who’s paying for all these trips to Washington? Room and board? Food? He’s a paid puppet for somebody that’s for damn sure.

Anonymous said...

8:41 He makes up the difference by getting paid by the SEIU. It would not be in either one of their interests for him to go full time or management.

Anonymous said...

So much for Kraske, "journalist", for offering two sides to a story.

Anonymous said...

Minimum wage hikes decrease the amount of available jobs and lead to more unemployment. Sure getting $15 an hour at wendy's is pretty sweet but employers will be a lot more stingy with who they hire and the amount they hire. This is basic economics so it's no surprise liberals don't understand it