Fight for $15

McDonald’s Drops the Hammer – Ordering Kiosks in Every Store by 2020

by Steve MacDonald July 21, 2018

Spurned by meddling Democrats crying for government intervention in the value of an hour of labor McDonald’s began testing Kiosks in Europe. That expanded to here and there and over there. But the time has come. No more fiddling around the edges. The trial period has ended. McD’s is putting self-serv kiosks in every restaurant […]

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While NH Democrats Fight for 15 D.C. Dems Vote To Dump It for Tipped Workers

by Steve MacDonald July 20, 2018

New Hampshire Gubernatorial candidates Steve Marchand and Molly Kelly are both dedicated Democrats with designs on using government to limit your potential for prosperity. They both support a New Hampshire minimum wage of $15.00/hour; which we know will result in job losses and less monthly income for the very people they claim to want to […]

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Thanks for sending more businesses to NH, Charlie!

by Skip June 30, 2018

And yet another Republican delivering a win for the Democrat / Socialist agenda.  Steve had the goods (paid family leave) in expanding the Welfare State in MA and pushing the Socialist agenda of “Don’t worry – you don’t have to provide for yourself as everyone else will be coerced to take take of you.”. Ayup, […]

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Happy New Year 2018 – hardest hit is the Socialist union known as SEIU and the Fight for $15 union organizers

by Skip January 1, 2018

Heh! Do you notice the irony of a giant tax cut motivating big companies to institute a $15/hour minimum wage for their workers? Could we at least get an “Amen!” from the Fight for 15 people? Remember a while ago that agitators from various unions, especially the SEIU, were flogging and picketing fast food chains […]

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McDonald’s Pulls the Trigger: Replacing Cashiers With Kiosks in 2500 Locations

by Steve MacDonald June 27, 2017

Bud-dah-buh-buh-bahhhh…. The stock market is luvin’ McDonalds stock, which has continued its recent relentless rise to all time highs, up 26% YTD, oblivious to the carnage among the broader restaurant and fast-food sector. There is a reason for Wall Street’s euphoria: the same one we discussed in January in “Dear Bernie, Meet the “Big Mac ATM” That Will […]

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Seattle’s “Win” in the Fight for 15 is Costing Jobs, Hours, and lowering Paychecks

by Steve MacDonald June 26, 2017

God, I love being right especially after watching progressive narrative monkey’s puke their Union/Democrat party minimum-wage-talking-points all over my comments section. Being right is the best. And when it comes to Seattle, right comes easy. This week’s Poster Child for Stupid Liberal ideas we told you would not work, is last weeks. Seattle. Seattle’s minimum-wage law is boosting […]

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That “Fight for $15”? It isn’t just just for McDonalds and fast food joints anymore

by Skip December 7, 2016

The utterly socialist in nature union called SEIU has been the impetus for this national demand that everyone be paid at least $15/hr as a minimum “fair wage” wage.  Frankly, being socialists (and duping millions of “new members” into redistributing their small amount of wealth to the SEIU), they don’t respect private property and seek […]

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Paid Time Off Better Than a Raise

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2016

In a recent survey of warehouse workers, An overwhelming 87.5% of respondents prefer PTO (Paid time Off) over the equivalent in pay increases—a reminder, if nothing else perhaps, of the importance of work/life balance. Fight for Fifteen might want to consider fighting for days off instead of for higher hourly wages.

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“Jobs are a Cost of Doing Something, Not a Benefit.”

by Steve MacDonald July 12, 2016
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Hostess went belly up in late 2012 thanks to unmanageable costs. There were some serious infrastructure and logistics issues but the biggest weight around the company neck was union contracts. The Union bosses bled the company dry until it could no longer afford to operate. Hostess closed up shop, Twinkies disappeared from store shelves, and thousands […]

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So We Gave Them Their $15 Minimum Wage…

by Steve MacDonald June 8, 2016
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D.C. Demonstrates Complete Left-Wing Disconnect on Jobs and Wages

by Steve MacDonald June 7, 2016
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Washington D.C. hiked its minimum wage. Businesses reacted. (Free Beacon) Nearly half of Washington, D.C. employers said they have either laid off employees or reduced the hours of employees to adapt to the District of Columbia’s minimum wage hikes since 2014, according to a report from the Employment Policies Institute. The city and its Democrat Mayor and City Council want to […]

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Fight for 15 will Cost 500 Minimum Wage Workers at UC Berkeley Their Jobs

by Steve MacDonald April 19, 2016
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Nothing proves the Right ‘right’ like Liberals getting ‘their way.’ The $15 minimum wage hike in California has sent financially troubled UC Berkeley into decision making mode, and “the people who clean buildings, who work in food services or health clinics,” says Todd Stenhouse, will be the ones without a job. According to the article UC Berkeley has […]

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Fight for 15 Driving Garment Makers and Jobs Out of California

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2016
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US garment manufacturers operating on low margins to compete for wholesale or retail clients can’t operate in California if they have to pay all their employees $15.00/hour. To stay in business, they will have to move manufacturing out of the state or more likely out of the country. Last week American Apparel, the biggest clothing […]

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Fight for 15 Still not About Wages. Not Exactly

by Steve MacDonald April 13, 2016
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California is at the forefront of government interfering with the value of labor. The Fight for 15 campaign, lead primarily by unions, has succeeded in pushing up wages for some but not because anyone really cares about wages. Unionized hotel employees, as but one example, don’t get the hike — but non-union hotel employees do. Owners of […]

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Progressives – bringing that about which they decry

by Skip April 8, 2016

Progressives also worry that robots will take everyone’s jobs away but that, empirically, raising the minimum wage doesn’t cause workers to be replaced by machines. It is a subject that is starting to pop up more and more – the advancing of robotics and AI are creating much higher skilled and paying jobs but those […]

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Hey, you Fight for $15 SEIUers? Forget the hamburger robo-flipper and kiosks…

by Skip November 18, 2015

All we’ve been hearing is that the fast food workers DESERVE $15/hour.  Not that they earn it – they DESERVE it.  Not that they are economicially worth it for the skill level they have – they DESERVE it.  And the back story is that it’s all about the SEIU union coffers, looking to cash in. […]

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