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Posted 7/23/15 , edited 7/23/15
Yeah, it's real. The hoax is real in my state. Can't tell you how upset I am, honestly.

Our heroes don't even make $12/hour, yet Jimmy Fry-Boy can work less and make $15/hour, which is substantially more to screw up my order.

http://news10.com/2015/07/22/wage-board-recommends-15hr-for-fast-food-workers/

You can now probably Google other articles for more recent updates on this damn mess.
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Posted 7/23/15 , edited 7/26/15
Its a start. Glad to see it .I hope they put in a plan to incrementally raise it from there.If by " Our Heroes" you mean our military, it's time to raise their pay too.
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Posted 7/23/15 , edited 7/24/15
$15/hr still isn't enough when apartment s are renting for $4,000/mo, and selling for $30,000,000/unit.
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I too expect McDonald's and all other fast food franchises/retail outlets to immediately close up shop in NYC. This ungracious assault on the sovereignty of our job creators shall not stand!

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Posted 7/23/15 , edited 7/23/15
I wonder how many hours would they be allow them to work now? The final increase would be in 2018 for 15 and I suspect many franchise owners will increase the number of workers they hire but only allow them to work minimum hours. So long over time
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Posted 7/23/15 , edited 7/24/15
Good. If you're working full time you shouldn't be living in poverty. Glad to see the minimum wage returning back to a livable wage, it hasn't been that way since the '60s.
Posted 7/23/15 , edited 7/24/15
I'm sorry what heroes are you talking about?

And this is upsetting to you? Not the fact that most fast food workers are usually impoverished minorities who can't find work otherwise.

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Posted 7/23/15
I personally think the federal minimum wage (or "starvation wage", as Bernie likes to call it right now) should be raised to $15.
Posted 7/23/15 , edited 7/23/15
interesting, though i think $15 is a bit much but at least it's raised incrementally in order to soften the blow to franchise owners. what i find weird is why this is not a minimum wage hike across the board? does the service a "fast food" worker provide anymore important or better than say the person working at a retail store, gas station, or a sit down restaurant etc.. The state min wage will still be 8.75 for everyone else & i doubt the service/food will be any better with the hiked wages, so you'll just end up paying more for shit, but fast food is bad anyway.

entry level fast food jobs are meant for young people, not for older adults to try and live off of, but times change. good for them i guess, bad for everyone else who will be making less than them.



Michformer wrote:

I personally think the federal minimum wage (or "starvation wage", as Bernie likes to call it right now) should be raised to $15.


i can get behind this. the cost of living everywhere has gone up and i don't think everyone in the US making 30k (pretax) is unreasonable.
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Here is what I don't like about this....Why make it 15 only for fast food workers?Is it because the screamed the loudest and will have the bigger impact come elections or are they more deserving than the rest of us. Entry level jobs in the architecture profession range from 15-20 an hour, some times even less or free internships. Same goes for careers like teaching,etc...make it 15 across the board,pretty much sending a message to kids that says "dont be a sap and get an education, flip burgers and youll be fine".I'm not even talking from a point of lack of understanding or sympathy, I worked in a grocery store for 7 years and had my pay capped at 9.95 an hour,yet was treated like a manager in terms of responsibility.
Posted 7/23/15

LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:


_prey wrote:

interesting, though i think $15 is a bit much but at least it's raised incrementally in order to soften the blow to franchise owners. what i find weird is why this is not a minimum wage hike across the board? does the service a "fast food" worker provide anymore important or better than say the person working at a retail store, gas station, or a sit down restaurant etc.. The state min wage will still be 8.75 for everyone else & i doubt the service/food will be any better with the hiked wages, so you'll just end up paying more for shit, but fast food is bad anyway.

entry level fast food jobs are meant for young people, not for older adults to try and live off of, but times change. good for them i guess, bad for everyone else who will be making less than them.


It'll happen for all workers in NYC. $15 is the minimum wage that a person can live off of without being in poverty.


hmm..that isn't the way i read the official decision. it specifically stated fast food workers (any job you prepay for food at a counter). unless there is other legislation at the city level i'm not aware of, which is entirely possible.
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Posted 7/23/15 , edited 7/24/15
Wow you mean the poor to middle class who are trying to hold a job down in a less than perfect economy and didn't have enough to go to college are starting to get paid wages that they can actually live off of and now that CEO can't afford that 5th mansion in the hills? What a crime!
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tf2pyros wrote:

Yeah, it's real. The hoax is real in my state. Can't tell you how upset I am, honestly.

Our heroes don't even make $12/hour, yet Jimmy Fry-Boy can work less and make $15/hour, which is substantially more to screw up my order.

http://news10.com/2015/07/22/wage-board-recommends-15hr-for-fast-food-workers/

You can no probably Google other articles for more recent updates on this damn mess.


DC will have a $15/hour minimum wage soon as well. It's headed to the ballot with a 70% approval rating.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/in-nations-capital-15-hour-minimum-wage-expected-to-appear-on-2016-ballot/2015/07/22/bdd9f66a-3086-11e5-97ae-30a30cca95d7_story.html
Posted 7/23/15
I guess we'll be next.
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Posted 7/23/15
It's been a fact that minimum wage has to increase, but only to $12, max. $15 is...lol.

Good luck getting employed or getting hours. Fuckin' lol.
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