Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Unions Find Some Suckers

Another round of fast-food strikes (now known as 'Fight for Fifteen'):
In San Francisco, about 60 people stormed a McDonald’s in the Mission District with megaphones and posters Wednesday morning. 
The campaign is being spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union and began in late 2012. On Wednesday, organizers say protests for higher pay and union for low-wage workers are planned for more than 230 cities and college campuses.
I drove past a couple of McD's just now and saw no picketers or other signs of any unusual activity. I'm a little surprised (to put it politely) that a 'movement' involving 'more than 230 cities …' would not include Phoenix.

My guess is that the reality is that this involves only a few places like SF, NYC, LA, and some college towns. There might have been something going on out in Tempe.

I feel so sorry for these people who are being duped by the unions into thinking they're going to magically be transformed into employees who are at a productivity level justifying fifteen bucks an hour.

I've posted about this several times, most recently this one.

I imagine we'll hear no more about this after November 2016, but until then it serves a purpose for some people (though not the strikers, unfortunately).

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