Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Kansas City 'Fight For $15' Fast Food Workers Confront Continued COVID Crisis

This report offers scathing indictments of the Kansas City quick service restaurant industry and yet another reminder of harsh times for entry level employees.

There's hope of progress for more cash under the new administration but the clandestine goal of this movement is fast food industry unionization which has yet to take hold for low-end workers in this industry.

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Go To Work Sick Or Go Without Pay - Kansas City-Area Fast Food Workers Face An Almost Impossible Decision

For workers living on the edge, missing a paycheck can be crushing. "I've gone to work sick," McDonald's worker Terrence Wise said. "This COVID disaster forces us sometimes to do things we don't want to do. And we shouldn't be in a position to have to make those decisions in the first place."

14 comments:

Bandit said...

Go for it! Unionize and get replaced with automation. Then you can whine about your 15 bux an hour while you live in your parent's basement until you are 70n like "Boinie Sandahs."

Anonymous said...

^^you mean like you?

Bandit said...

https://www.cbo.gov/publication/55681

The federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour has not changed since 2009. Increasing it would raise the earnings and family income of most low-wage workers, lifting some families out of poverty—but it would cause other low-wage workers to become jobless, and their family income would fall.

This interactive tool allows users to explore the effects of policies that would increase the federal minimum wage, including the Raise the Wage Act (as passed by the House of Representatives on July 18, 2019) and options CBO analyzed in The Effects on Employment and Family Income of Increasing the Federal Minimum Wage. Users can also create custom policy options to examine how different approaches to changing the minimum wage would affect earnings, employment, family income, and poverty.

Anonymous said...

^^No. TL/DR

Anonymous said...

low skill low labor 15/hr jobs in KC is teenage entitlement.

Gus said...

The city council should pass an ordinance mandating a $15 minimum wage in the city limits, so they can see how the free market works.

Anonymous said...

Fast food jobs are for high schools kids.

Tab said...

Most are not worth $9 per hour. No work or moral ethics whatsoever

Anonymous said...

If someone goes to work with COVID, and someone gets fatally ill they have committed felony assault and manslaughter. If they end up killing someone's mom, undoubtedly revenge will be sought.

The lesson? Don't eat at fast food shitholes where scumbags don't care. Fix your own food.

Anonymous said...

Those currently employed at the low talent end of the labor force are going to find out the real minimum wage is zero...

Anonymous said...

say buh-bye to your jobs!! Automation will replace ya!

Anonymous said...

she didn’t feel like the company cared about her.

an employer who cares about you, hahahaha, that only exists in theory.

Anonymous said...

RE: “I've gone to work sick,” McDonald’s worker Terrence Wise said.

Terrence Wise was first featured on local media maybe 10 years ago, working at McDonald's and marching for $15/hr. and a union.

AND HE'S STILL THERE!

Everyone besides Terrence Wise can see what the problem is, you have to be motivated to improve your life and follow-through with action.

If he had joined the military 10 years ago, he'd have a much better life now.

Anonymous said...

^^and if you had been a decent human being, you wouldn't be here all day alone and miserable. But you weren't and here you are! Weird.