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McDonalds raising wages at corporate owned restaurants to attract workers
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: May 13, 2021 08:54AM
Only 5% of their locations nationwide but maybe it's a start.

10% increase for current workers, starting wages increase to $11 to $17 per hour depending on location.
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Re: McDonalds raising wages at corporate owned restaurants to attract workers
Posted by: pdq
Date: May 13, 2021 08:57AM
OMG! Pay workers more?

What are they, communists?
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Re: McDonalds raising wages at corporate owned restaurants to attract workers
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 13, 2021 09:50AM
And in NONE of those locations is that considered a living wage. Period.
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Re: McDonalds raising wages at corporate owned restaurants to attract workers
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: May 13, 2021 09:58AM
Sounds like the invisible hand of the free market at work.
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Re: McDonalds raising wages at corporate owned restaurants to attract workers
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 13, 2021 10:08AM
......that was......fast........



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Re: McDonalds raising wages at corporate owned restaurants to attract workers
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 13, 2021 11:10AM
And in NONE of those locations is that considered a living wage. Period.


As stated, it's a start.

All or nothing isn't always possible, unless one is happy with nothing.





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Re: McDonalds raising wages at corporate owned restaurants to attract workers
Posted by: deckeda
Date: May 13, 2021 11:24AM
Freedom Fries!
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Re: McDonalds raising wages at corporate owned restaurants to attract workers
Posted by: vision63
Date: May 13, 2021 01:45PM
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RAMd®d
And in NONE of those locations is that considered a living wage. Period.


As stated, it's a start.

All or nothing isn't always possible, unless one is happy with nothing.

It should be structured for older workers to make more on top of a general increase, since they've already passed their primes. Young folk need to aim higher than than to be stuck at a dead end low skill career. That's how they handled the last wage increase in Britain. Those magical Europeans know everything of course. Second to the Canadians with Australia holding down 3rd place.
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Re: McDonalds raising wages at corporate owned restaurants to attract workers
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 13, 2021 07:02PM
My daughter was making $10.15 at her job at a franchise McDonald’s at the time it shutdown last March (they had drive-thru early-on but needed only limited help). She went back after being fully vaccinated this March at $13.10. Her restaurant has ‘help wanted’ on their main sign but they are not actually adding people until the dining room opens, just lining up help.

She only works nine hours per week until the dining room opens when she should bump up to 15 hours/week (that’s her physical limit to be on her feet due to bunions, gout and a totally occluded aorta limiting blood flow to her lower extremities). She receives no benefits from her employer but qualifies for medical assistance as well as Medicare. She also has significant developmental disabilities so we are all happy with her pay rate.

Of course, she made out quite well collecting unemployment insurance over that year!! She also gets social security disability insurance which, by law, was not affected by the big federal unemployment boost, same for her medical assistance and Medicare. She was thrilled to go back to work, counting the days one-by-one to two weeks after that second shot. I, as her representative payee, was far less thrilled because of the huge cut in her income. Now it will again be a struggle for her to make ends meet (rent, groceries, transportation) although we are here to backstop her as needed.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/13/2021 07:07PM by Speedy.
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Re: McDonalds raising wages at corporate owned restaurants to attract workers
Posted by: pdq
Date: May 13, 2021 07:05PM
Well, again, Speedy, the unemployment supplement was not permanent; it’s going away this fall, IIRC.
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Re: McDonalds raising wages at corporate owned restaurants to attract workers
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 13, 2021 07:40PM
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pdq
Well, again, Speedy, the unemployment supplement was not permanent; it’s going away this fall, IIRC.

Yeah, in September. Nice for her (and thus, us) while it lasted.



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Re: McDonalds raising wages at corporate owned restaurants to attract workers
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 13, 2021 08:26PM
Any employer who pays a wage that qualifies their full time workers for food stamps or Medicare is a predator.
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Re: McDonalds raising wages at corporate owned restaurants to attract workers
Posted by: vision63
Date: May 13, 2021 09:46PM
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Any employer who pays a wage that qualifies their full time workers for food stamps or Medicare is a predator.

Not they're not. They're going to pay as little has they have to pay. They're going to pay what it takes to get you there. Even the Bucs are only going to pay the amount they have to pay to employ Brady and not a penny more.

We just have to force these companies to pay more.
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Re: McDonalds raising wages at corporate owned restaurants to attract workers
Posted by: Ted King
Date: May 13, 2021 09:53PM
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RgrF
Any employer who pays a wage that qualifies their full time workers for food stamps or Medicare is a predator.

Not they're not. They're going to pay as little has they have to pay. They're going to pay what it takes to get you there. Even the Bucs are only going to pay the amount they have to pay to employ Brady and not a penny more.

We just have to force these companies to pay more.

This is inherent in the capitalist system as it is currently practiced in the US - there needs to be a pool willing workers that can't get jobs. If there are more jobs than willing workers, then that would inevitably lead to wage inflation that would lead to more overall inflation. So then the Fed throttles down the economy by raising interest rates until there are more willing workers than jobs available.
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Re: McDonalds raising wages at corporate owned restaurants to attract workers
Posted by: Sam3
Date: May 14, 2021 04:08AM
Unions.

That should be the answer.

But current unions talk the talk, but don't walk the walk. They are fat, bloated, corporations themselves that give a dying membership some scraps. If they truly wanted to increase membership, then they would go after service industries hard, but the leadership just sits on their soft, fat corporate asses.

The current union structure needs reform, they need to return to being leftist young scrappy and hungry, to motivate and gain members to actually stand up to corporations in order to get decent, living human wages.





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