$15 dollars for being a fast food worker is ridiculous, I mean seriously there are people who have college degrees in various fields not making $12 an hour and people want to pander to these whiners, a lot of whom probably have a basic high-school diploma and give them $15 dollars an hour because they came together and whine about it. Plus if the wage at a place for working at McDonalds went up to $15 some unmotivated people would just say hey I am just going to work fast food forever it pays more than a lot or other jobs, this kind of stuff is pretty depressing when you think it will give people the idea that being a burger flipper or fry cook forever is a good thing.
While there is some truth to the quality issues going on in another story about this the people caught on camera reportedly said that the planes were built better in Washington because it was union labor building them. Kind of suspect. If a union took over today the employees and their skill level and management pushes for productivity wouldn't change. That is only going to come with experience and training, whether the employees are in a union or not.
What if Ray Rice's fiancee had been Michael Sam?
What if the two of them were in an elevator, on their way out for a night on the town, and then got into a physical confrontation over who was driving? What if Ray Rice had cold cocked Michael Sam in the elevator instead?
Would this be news?
Before you answer, remember that men and women are equals and should be treated as such. Also remember that gay relationships and gay marriages are the same as straight relationships and straight marriages.
Evidently, Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal is in on the Middle Eastern conspiracy to sully the good name of Boeing's North Charleston plant: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000…
The shoddy work coming out of North Chas is well known. The Seattle Times has been reporting this stuff for awhile. Hell, Will Folks at FitsNews has been all over it.
This is from a middle eastern news source, how much bias's is in this piece? It is a union piece, and those employees that said that are probably the same ones that are just sitting on their phone all day. And then bitch about having to do a job, oh yeah there is a lot of that and run to HR say they are being treated unfairly, because they were asked to do their job.
Bought and paid for by who?The Union? Why did/do these concerned employees continue to work for such a place? Could it be that their motivation is not/was not for the good of the people but for the good of themselves?
Instead of offering to protest alongside these folks take your own money and open up a restaurant that starts all of these people at $15 per hour. Then you would truly be supporting their cause and issue and also would be paying them the $15 per hour you think that they deserve.
How do I get a heads-up for the next protest?? I'd like to join them to support their cause. I can afford a $200 fine & would be glad to pay it for the honor of standing up alongside these brave people. Their cause is just & those of us who can should support the effort.
Case in point above: obligatory Ad hominem dismissal of Al Jazeera.
Al Jazeera is a rag and your readers think the truth is to be found in their format?
Before the obligatory dismissal form the Post and Courier (most likely an edited Boeing press release or an Ad hominem attack on Al Jazeera), we need to ask this: Why isn't the Post and Courier breaking this story? They have become the Boeing and Courier.
Keep them honest City Paper.
Gee, for a bunch of people who can't afford to live on minimum wage, they sure eat well! It must be hard buying $200 Jordons and designer clothes AND pay your bills. I mean the struggle is real! You guys TOTALLY deserve to get paid $15 an hour for a job which requires no training, no education, and no experience. Its REALLY hard to flip burgers and touch a screen all day while chewing gum with a pissy attitude. I know, I've been there!
If their fines are not paid by 'others'...At $7.25 per hour, that's 27.6 hrs additional work before taxes...
This is why we can't have nice things: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ray-rice-video…
It's now September and Wando AP US history students still don't have books
Brandon, Charleston would be a better place if all those F&B employees went on back to where they came from. A College of Charleston education is a ton of money to put Midwesterners in servers' aprons while native Charlestonians can't get basic jobs.
Why bother to show up?
Two years ago in a public City Council meeting, Mayor Riley pledged to see to it that a stoplight on Rutledge Avenue at Cleveland Street would be moved to Rutledge at Moultrie - part of the solution to Hampton Park traffic issues. Nothing has been done yet, the mayor doesn't respond to queries about the matter, and heavens forfend that Lord Hernan Pena should deign to acknowledge the residents.
Welcome back debs..
Australia is a little different than your post might lead one to believe.. You are correct as of July 2014 the minimum is $16.87 (Australian)
You failed to mention different rates apply to the young, apprentices/trainees, and the disabled.
Depending on these factors, including geographical cost of living calculations...
Actual "minimum wage" in Australia can be as much as 50% lower than shown. Which would make it $8.43 (Australian)
Misleading on purpose?
There are definitely some important meetings this week. At the "Quality of Life" meeting on Wednesday, a carefully appointed committee will discuss trying to kill a good chunk of the tourism industry on Sundays. The results could be a drastic hit to a lot of Charleston businesses, and once again, the call to limit tourism is being made on the behalf of a select few South of Broad Charlestonians under false pretenses, with little concern for the thousands of tourism employees that depend on tourism for their livelihoods.
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