Trump Administration, McDonald’s Rush to Avoid Employer Liability Trial

By | March 18, 2018

  • March 19, 2018 at 8:33 am
    Tax Cuts 4 PolaRich Bears says:
    Hot debate. What do you think?
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    The $15 / hr strategy is two-pronged; i.e. either employers give in, or suits create expenses and distractions that create leverage and concessions to entry-level employees who have NO RIGHT to demand wages that are not commensurate with their duties and which do not add comparable value to the product they produce or service they provide. In other words, they are strong-arming employers who will fight back with layoffs that are a result of consumers not willing to pay the required prices to support the wages demanded.

    This is another example of misguided socialists interfering with Capitalism to the detriment of workers. Those workers do not understand economics and labor relations dynamics that prior generations understood. Entry-level jobs in fast food restaurants cannot support many workers or higher than entry-level wages.

    This is also another example of why Elizabeth Fauxcahontas Lie-awatha Warren won’t ever be anything other than a US Senator from a Blue state.

    • March 19, 2018 at 9:35 am
      sal says:
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      Just end your post after the first paragraph…You were making a good point before you turned it political. THAT’s the reason for the downvotes.

      You’re better than that. You’re obviously well-read, experienced and intelligent; use it for good.

      • March 19, 2018 at 9:44 am
        sal says:
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        That’s fair, Yogi. We disagree. Note that I didn’t say you were WRONG, just pointing out why you received the downvotes. I sincerely apologize for offending you, if I did so.

        You’re not my enemy, whether or not you feel I am yours.

    • March 19, 2018 at 1:36 pm
      Captain Planet says:
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      “Entry-level jobs in fast food restaurants cannot support many workers or higher than entry-level wages.”

      False premise – problem is many workers have been there for years and not received a wage increase. Not necessarily entry-level. Contrary to some belief, these are not simply teenagers flipping burgers. These are adults who have been decimated by 30+ years of Reaganism. Some even are working the McD’s job in addition to 1-2 other jobs in order to provide for their families. And a spouse doing the same thing. Not exactly the American dream trickle-down promised. Talk about a hoax!

      • March 19, 2018 at 4:40 pm
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        This is economics pure and simple. If machines can do it cheaper you loose your job to the machine. What should happen is then we need more people building machines, which is a job that pays more than flipping burgers. The problem is that not everyone will be able to get a job building the machines partly because it requires more skill and partly because they are likely manufactured overseas. Anyone who took economics 101 knew these employees were loosing their jobs if the minimum wage hike was passed but were all called “anti-worker” and “promoters of corporate greed.” I can’t expect McDonalds Employees to know the intricacies of national economics, but the union, it’s lawyers and lobbyists the lead the charge on their behalf should have. I don’t know why in the world they didn’t warn them. I don’t understand why they think this is McDonald’s fault. I don’t understand why the lawyers representing them aren’t telling their clients the truth. And I don’t understand how politicians can get away with being so disingenuous as to add fuel to a fire that had no business being started, just to win votes by claiming to be on the side of the workers. Warren and the other politicians who claim to support the workers cannot possibly be so naïve that they didn’t see this coming. The workers did this to themselves. It is SO wrong that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, and often it is due to corporate greed and corruption, but in this case they did it to themselves.

      • March 22, 2018 at 4:52 pm
        Tax Cuts 4 PolaRich Bears says:
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        Wage increases come from stepping up into more demanding, more productive jobs. This is the basic relationship of entry level jobs and skilled jobs, as everyone over age 30 understands.

        • March 22, 2018 at 4:58 pm
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          Need to increase demand in order to get there. Need to quicken the velocity of money. That doesn’t happen by handing it over to those who are going to hoard it. It happens by making sure it lands in the hands of those who are going to spend it. We’ve tried giving money to the rich for 30+ years now. Even Ronnie Raygun’s own have admitted it has failed. Time to go back to the capitalism, or at least something more similar to it, that we had before. I believe in capitalism but it’s obvious the Reaganism experiment has failed this country. It’s created the largest wealth gap in the history of the world. All that is happening is tinkle down, no trickle down.

    • March 19, 2018 at 3:59 pm
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      Stop blaming everything on younger generations and look towards the fact that workers pay across the country has been stagnant, if not in decline, for years while CEOs and executives continue to take home record amounts of money in bonuses. Don’t believe me… then answer as to why Toys R Us paid it’s execs millions in bonuses last year while doing such an amazing job that they are now closing all their locations?

      You can bitch all you want about younger generations, but it’s your generation that is raping this economy and leveraging younger generations futures so you can line your pockets now.

      Hopefully your generations fall from grace is a brutal and miserable one. Then you can ask us for help, and we can tell you that helping you would be a bad thing as it would be another example of misguided socialists interfering with Capitalism to the detriment of workers

  • March 19, 2018 at 1:18 pm
    mr opinion says:
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    This lawsuit is the height of stupidity. First, these employees didn’t even work for McDonalds, they worked for franchisees. Suing McDonalds is lawyers looking for deeper pockets so THEY can get rich. Second, they claim they were fired as “retaliation” for a minimum wage hike. EVERYONE I know with a brain was shouting from the rooftops, stop asking for the minimum wage increase…once it’s cheaper to get automated checkout counters, you will loose your job. It’s not retaliation, the machines can do it cheaper. The franchisees should be legally obligated to operate their businesses less efficiently? This is Business 101, and Economics 101. There was NO other way this was going to go.

  • March 19, 2018 at 1:35 pm
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    I have been to multiple fast food places that have a Kiosk instead of a person taking the order. You get a number and called to the counter to pay when the food is done and you are out of there.

    • March 19, 2018 at 1:40 pm
      Captain Planet says:
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      Hopefully it is practices such as the kiosk approach that is finally the decline and possibly even death of fast food chains. I am speaking from a health-conscious perspective and the ramifications of a fast food diet on our American brothers and sisters. More specifically, especially our youth.

      • March 19, 2018 at 9:04 pm
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        Dream on. People have too many options for processed food in the grocery store, fast food restaurants, 7-11. And processed food just tastes better because, well, that’s what people want.
        And so that’s what businesses give them. In a word, Duh!

        If you think people are going to start eating more kale yogurt because of kiosks, you probably don’t think very often.

        • March 22, 2018 at 9:04 am
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          Once again, you’re wrong. People eat processed crap because it’s cheaper. Duh! They can either buy an extra value meal or a couple apples.

          MARCH 21, 2018 AT 4:20 PM
          Craig Cornell says:
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          Keep on making us laugh . . . or look in the mirror and do it for yourself.
          Clown.

          • March 22, 2018 at 12:47 pm
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            Well then why don’t you and your Prog. buddies lobby to change the Food Stamp program to only allow for the purchase of “good” food that you deem healthy for the poor people who wish they could buy kale but can’t afford it (LOL).

            You can even advocate for giving people MORE food stamp money, since carrots are SO much more expensive than pizza (according to you).

          • March 22, 2018 at 2:17 pm
            Captain Planet says:
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            Cool, yeah, OK Craig. We’ll take money from corporate welfare and give it to the people who actually need it.

        • March 22, 2018 at 10:30 am
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          “Brawndo’s got what plants crave. It’s got electrolytes!”

          • March 22, 2018 at 2:19 pm
            Captain Planet says:
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            “So wait a minute, you’re saying you want us to put water onto the crops? Like water out of the toilet?”

          • March 22, 2018 at 4:16 pm
            Rosenblatt says:
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            “I ain’t never seen no flowers grow outa no darn toilet before!” (quote may not be verbatim, but it’s close enough since it’s clear you already got my reference :).

          • March 22, 2018 at 4:55 pm
            Captain Planet says:
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            That’s so great – there are many days right now I feel like we living that movie.

          • March 23, 2018 at 7:54 am
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            Sadly, you are not alone in thinking that way. There’s got to be dozens of us….DOZENS I tell ya! :)



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