BR residents to protest low wages at McDonalds; call for higher wages to boost local economy

BR residents to protest low wages at McDonalds; call for higher wages to boost local economy
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POSTED: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 11:21am

UPDATED: Friday, December 6, 2013 - 10:40am

As fast-food workers across the nation prepare a new wave of strikes to raise their wages, Baton Rouge residents will protest at McDonald’s against low wages and in support of the workers’ call for $15 per hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.

WHAT: Protest Against Poverty Wages at McDonald’s in Support of Fast-Food Worker Strikes for Higher Wages to Boost America’s Economy

WHO: Baton Rouge Residents through Low Pay Is Not Okay

WHERE: McDonalds, 4615 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, 70808

WHEN: Thursday, December 5 at 12:30 PM

A growing number of consumers and ordinary families are concerned that attempts by corporations in the fast food industry to hold down wages are slowing down the economy.

As thousands of fast-food workers go on strike from coast to coast, Baton Rouge residents will join the strikers’ call for wages that allow them to afford the basics, put money back into their local economies and no longer be forced onto public assistance programs to make ends meet.

This protest in Baton Rouge will be one of more than 100 actions in cities across the country in support of the fast-food worker movement that started with 200 workers striking in New York City a year ago. The movement has grown steadily since then.

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It is unfortunate that there are so many stupid people out there that think raising wages will boost the economy. If you raise wages, the corporation that has to pay those wages and benefits will, in turn, raise their prices. The bottom of the food chain will always be on the bottom until you grab ahold of your straps and pick your own self up. DO NOT wait for a hand out! Work your way up the ladder and better yourself with an education!

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