August 29, 2013
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I have long wondered at what point the working poor start revolting and I see that it has started and it is spreading.
Striking and rioting/revolting are drastically different things. The right to strike is thoroughly sanctioned in the National Labor Relations Act. It is recognized as basically the only main bargaining tool workers have. I am kind of surprised it took them this long.
What you had in Brazil was true rioting, and although I oppose violence, I was sympathetic to their cause since a handful of people were outright stealing the country's natural resources, much like what happened in Russia and the new countries formed from the old USSR.
The next thing that needs to be done is organizing political pressure at the voting booth. Kick the incumbents out.
I think they are right to strike. They should hold out for $20/hr to start, with paid vacay and holidays. Make the franchise owners throw in paid healthcare while they're at it.
or- fire every one of them and let them seek higher pay somewhere else....
Where are they going to go? If they get a bone and Min wage goes to $8 or $9 is that really changing anything?
Mitey #2 is being sarcastic. He believes in the last sentence.
Awal: it is refreshing to be on the same side of the issue as you. It scares me to see others are not. G-d help this country...