Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fast food workers actions exceed expections.

Demonstrations and strikes of fast food workers for a $15.00 an hour minimum wage were expected in 35 cities today. One mass media outlet, CNBC, are so far reporting such events in 60 cities. Also that on many occasions when activists turn up outside restaurants workers inside at work take off their hats and come out and join them. There are also reports that while the employers continue to sharply condemn the workers and their demands that in some sectors they are making concessions behind the scenes. The reasons seem to be to undermine the movement for the full $15.00 and hour but also to try and cut across the movement becoming more conscious and solid and actually unionizing.
We will see how it goes as the main union involved is no great shakes. But so far we are seeing some good developments.

No comments: