A Fight for a Living Wage or too much for a Raise?

It seems that fast food workers will be striking again over the controversial topic of raising minimum wage. Some want the minimum to be raised to as much as $15.00 an hour. While the wages that are being paid now are not commensurate with the cost of living across the board, a $15.00/minimum wage with some of the least skilled worked are seen as ludicrous by many.

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To the fast food workers, however, this is a serious enough issue for them to protest and strike over again. According to an article in USA Today,

The group announced nationwide strike plans for May 15 — a date which mirrors the $15 per hour pay they are demanding. On that same date, workers from dozens of countries on six continents will hold protests at McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC outlets. It is not known how many workers will strike, but thousands of the nation’s estimated 4 million fast-food workers are expected to take part in the one-day strike. Read more…

A higher wage isn’t all these workers are fighting for. They also want to be able to form a unions according to CNN Money:

Workers from fast food giants like McDonald’s (MCD, Fortune 500), Burger King (BKW), Wendy’s (WEN) and Yum! Brands (YUM, Fortune 500), owner of KFC, have been walking off their jobs, calling on employers to pay them a minimum wage of $15 an hour and allow them to form unions without retaliation. Read more….

While I think the minimum wage is a joke, I know that there are ways for those workers to supplement and replace that income and it is easier than fighting an uphill battle to do it.

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If you are a fast food worker or someone whose wages aren’t enough to take care of your family, you can do something about it without risking your job before you have another means of income.

You can actually start your own business. That’s what I did and I am working it so that my family will never again have to rely on the government or an employer to tell me how much I am worth.

To find out how to do that, CLICK HERE to learn more about how you can free yourself, or you can continue to live at the mercy of another person. The choice is yours.

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