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Offline rangerrebew

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Minimum wage strike backfires, employer closes
« on: December 26, 2013, 08:55:27 AM »
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Re: Minimum wage strike backfires, employer closes
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 09:32:48 AM »
Members of the union picketed the now-closed business Monday, seeking severance pay and replacement jobs for the fired employees.

Keep beating that dead horse.

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Re: Minimum wage strike backfires, employer closes
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 09:39:46 AM »
Members of the union picketed the now-closed business Monday, seeking severance pay and replacement jobs for the fired employees.

Keep beating that dead horse.

Maybe, if they didn't pay union dues, they wouldn't have needed the pay raise. :whistle:
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Re: Minimum wage strike backfires, employer closes
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013, 09:40:35 AM »
Maybe, if they didn't pay union dues, they wouldn't have needed the pay raise. :whistle:

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Re: Minimum wage strike backfires, employer closes
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 10:12:52 AM »
Stupid unions! If the guy had money for severance pay and other benefits, the place would still be open.

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Re: Minimum wage strike backfires, employer closes
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 10:34:54 AM »
Stupid unions! If the guy had money for severance pay and other benefits, the place would still be open.

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I suppose that's why the government schools don't require it...


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Re: Minimum wage strike backfires, employer closes
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 11:29:22 AM »
Stupid unions! If the guy had money for severance pay and other benefits, the place would still be open.

They do, apparently, have the money needed to remodel the restaurant; then again, perhaps they have new investors coming in, but only for the new operation.

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Re: Minimum wage strike backfires, employer closes
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 04:10:51 PM »
What they have or don't have is none of anyone's business. It is their right to close a business not doing that well and reopening it as something else using what ever money they have available to them. Unions in this day and age do more damage than good. I said that years ago when the car companies had unions choking them for more and more benefits it has to stop sometime because the consumers only take so much before rebelling and keeping their cars for much longer time periods and when the money dries up either the benefits go or the company does and then more and more jobs are gone. I though dental coverage was stupid and it would raise the cost of a dentist and it did for non insurance payers. My ex was a top executive at Fords so we in the end benefited from this but I still thought it stupid and that it would backfire and it did. To me people should have been happy with vacation pay and medical maybe then we wouldn't be having the problems we have today with all the companies going to other countries because of the high cost of employing people here in the states.

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Re: Minimum wage strike backfires, employer closes
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2013, 05:05:50 PM »
Now, now, now!  Our more liberal friends assume businesses are there for two reasons only; to provide income and insurance for those who wish to work and unemployment benefits for those who choose not to.  A profit motive for business is not even a consideration for our liberal brothers and sisters. **nononono*
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Re: Minimum wage strike backfires, employer closes
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2013, 05:07:35 PM »
They do, apparently, have the money needed to remodel the restaurant; then again, perhaps they have new investors coming in, but only for the new operation.

They may be taking out a loan ... or, they are putting money back into their business to make it more profitable.  What they don't need are a bunch of entitled adult sandwich slingers who think they're supposed to have an entry-level job for the rest of their life.
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Re: Minimum wage strike backfires, employer closes
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2013, 05:20:57 PM »
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