Fast Food Wage Protest: The Real Reason
In 60 tactically chosen cities from New York to Oakland, big unions are funding protests of fast food chain wages. All the signs, identical T-shirts, bull horns, and chanted phrases are provided by union money.
Many of these protesters are professional protesters and do not work in fast food restaurants. They are paid employees and are supplied hotel rooms, food, and even cigarettes and booze for some. They are demanding $15.00 per hour as opposed to the current $7.25 per hour minimum wage.
Most chains like McDonalds or Burger King are privately owned franchises and the owners average take-home pay is approximately $100K per year. If unions got their way, jobs will be eliminated and customer costs will rise exponentially.
The fact is; unions do not care about the workers or their salaries - they only care about money and control. Wal-Mart is the white whale they desire because if they were unionized, it would mean billions of dollars in union dues.
This money is then spent on their crucial meetings in Hawaii or Las Vegas, and on politicians who support unionization. Union workers are not the problem here and are not to blame – union leaders are.
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