Last month the headlines were abound with articles ridiculing the proposed budget for McDonald’s hourly employees making $7.25 hourly. The budget journal, a result of McDonald’s joining forces with Visa, proposed that its workers have two full-time jobs and pay as little as $20 a month for health insurance and $600 a month for rent. It was unrealistic and laughed at by all.
Now labor organizers are calling upon fast-food workers across the country to go on strike August 29th to pressure restaurant chains to raise the hourly wage from an average of $8.94 to $15. One-day job walkouts are expected to take place in New York City, Washington D.C., St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Detroit.
The spokesperson for the website promoting the event, LowPayIsNotOk.org, has stated that companies like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Little Caesars, Subway, … Read More »
According to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Hall, all Orange Julius, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and Dairy Queen locations that serve US soldiers (and presumably all allied forces) are being shut down to make room for 37,000 new soldiers and help logistically get other supplies like ammunition.
April Fools day is coming up, but this is no joke. To me it seems as though if our soldiers are 10,000 miles away from home fighting for us the least we could do is give them a few friendly comforts.
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Hall writes“This is a warzone – not an amusement park.” And that’s true, but so what? If it’s possible to get an Orange Julius into a warzone, why not? I could more readily understand that argument if it wasn’t even possible to setup such facilities, but that’s not the case, it … Read More »