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McDonald’s Employees Striking for Higher Wages Should See What Happened After Obama Hiked Wages on Military Bases


Union interests will join with other socialists on May 15th and target McDonald’s restaurants for their campaign to raise wages to $15. In actuality, it’s just a cover to try to force the global chain to unionize its workers in order to increase the membership in unions that has seen their rolls decrease every year.

That’s why they’re not going to tell the workers that if they actually were successful in raising the wages, they’d most likely lose their jobs as restaurants closed down. This is exactly what is happening on military bases after Obama announced minimum wage hikes among employees of federal contractors:

Four restaurants, including three McDonald’s outlets, will close within the next three weeks on Navy installations, according to Navy Exchange Service Command officials.

And two other contractors — a name-brand sandwich eatery and a name-brand pizza parlor — have asked to be released from their Army and Air Force Exchange Service contracts to operate fast food restaurants at two other installations, according to AAFES officials.

A source with knowledge of military on-base resale operations said the issue likely has to do with two new government regulations — one implemented, one pending — that will affect wages for contract workers in such on-base concessions.

These closings “are the tip of the iceberg,” the source said. “I don’t think anybody has realized what the far-reaching effects of this will be.”

And for those restaurants that don’t close down, the employees can look forward to being replaced by cheap telescreens that don’t whine for higher wages. Luckily enough, Unions and liberals don’t rely much on numbers, or evidence, or reality for their political agenda, so they can completely ignore this confirmation of what conservatives say all along – minimum wage hikes hurt those they’re support to help.

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  • Marie

    Shut them all down…..teach the freakin morons a lesson…

  • And who will get the blame for this? The military. Just wait for it.

  • magic1114

    Liberals DON’T CARE if the wage hikes hurt people! They’ll just find a way to make it out as the fault of the Republicans (it’s Boooosh’s fault). And the Republicans, spineless idiots that they are, will go along to get along!

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  • AlecJ

    They want these people to go from the work force to the govt hand out, voter bloc. Its how they continue to win elections in the cities they turn into Detroit.

  • Jgordon

    Get my order right and give me a straw with my drink before you decide that your hours are as valuable as mine

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  • I’d rather fire them all and start over with fresh workers. Rinse and repeat until you get at least 80% that try. (There’s always those 1-2 people being useless.)

  • Hector Ruiz III

    The elephant in the room (pun intended) is that high school-age unemployment is around 50%. Which is a clumsy way of my saying that high school age kids who used to get fast food jobs, are now locked out by illegals who support families on the McWages. Green cards are easy to buy. But These jobs aren’t meant as careers or intended to be a significant source of income. Just part-time work for pocket money. I’m Del Taco class of ’78. Everyone else working there was either enrolled in college or high school. I never expected to get rich working there.