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Lalo Alcaraz

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  1. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 1 year ago

    From the LA Times:
    Hundreds of fast food workers around the country are walking off their jobs Monday to raise support for $15-an-hour pay…Head honchos get $11.9 million a year on average, including options, while full-time employees earn $15,080, according to the group…A separate report in July from the National Employment Law Project, which backs low-wage workers, showed few fast food workers rising into the ranks of upper management.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Store managers often have to work unpaid hours effectively giving them less than the minimum wage.

  3. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    …so that makes it all ok? What’s your point?.

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @SkepticCal

    “Latest Obama Unemployment figures indicate somebody will want that job.”

    No one will want a job that pays less than it costs in transportation to and from work and day care. Try to live anywhere in New York city for the $7.25 an hour that my local paper states is the going rate there. If we are desperate enough to work that we are willing to lose money to do so, the robber barons truly have won.

  5. Leshka

    Leshka said, over 1 year ago

    And when they pay in debit cards, the workers lose even more money in all the fees, while the franchise owners and the bigwigs “save” more.

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    Another unrealistic idea Ima.

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Zuhlamon

    You misread me, I don’t think its all right.

  8. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    Rep Cons are always attacking workers and then crying that it’s too expensive to pay them.
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    Republicans, when they govern, seek to destroy unions. Without unions, there is nothing (especially after Citizens United) to counterbalance the spending of Big Business in politics… and it’s useful idiots like you, onguard, who help smooth the path. The crash curve of the middle class directly corresponds to the demise of unions. Republican policies are literally killing people.

  9. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    Just google “union membership middle class graph” and take your pick.
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    The very first link yields dozens of graphs that shows the correlation of union demise and loss of income in the middle class. Might not be a direct causative agent, but the fact is that the rich are getting richer and more powerful (reinforcing their oligarchy) while the middle class is shrinking.

  10. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    That’s it? That’s all you got?

  11. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    Actually, I do pay dues, and I’m DoD. With the furlough, unfortunately, lower-grade GS workers are disproportionately hurt by the furlough. Regardless, we have a voice.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Would anyone care to compare the FUNCTIONAL literacy of “conservatives” vs. ‘liberals"? Those “job creators” upset about complexities like raising the minimum wage COUNT on being able to hire fewer people, even the under-educated who aren’t even able run the robots who took over the higher paying jobs in industry.


    At some point, those “job creators” need to understand those robots aren’t going to buy their products, and they need to provide more than “service industry” jobs, IN AMERICA!

  13. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    Exactly right. Won’t the 1% be surprised when the poor and middle class change to a barter system to survive instead of the almighty dollar.

  14. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    @Jeff Kiser

    RE: UMWA, I was just saying that we need to find a pathway to transitioning away from fossil fuels, which is finite and harmful to the environment. Opening a dialogue without the knee-jerk rants is necessary to find that transition (to include coal) over the decades to come. I noticed you didn’t specify exactly how “Obama destroyed the UMWA and their livelihood”, by the way. I’d think that the Republicans, with their anti-union agenda, would be more of an enemy.
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    as for sweetheart deals with Wall Street, the banking industry, and GE (corporate America in general), that’s been the work of Republicans, who have been hard at work dismantling regulations that worked to rein in corporate greed, risk-taking (with the taxpayers shouldering the risks), off-shoring, and tax evasion.

  15. Brutatowski

    Brutatowski said, over 1 year ago

    These Franchise owners are small businessmen, not millionaires as they have been portrayed. I would defy Lalo, or any of these people on strike to read a p&l from one of these place and make sense out of it.
    I feel bad that they make crappy pay, but the margin of these places simply isn’t there. Take what you learn at this job, and work to find a better one.

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