McDonald’s Employees Striking for Higher Wages Should See What Happened After Obama Hiked Wages on Military Bases
By Soopermexican 4 hours ago
Union interests are targeting McDonald’s restaurants May 15th in their campaign to raise wages to $15. In actuality, it’s just a cover to try to force the global chain to unionize workers in order to increase the unions’ flagging membership, which has been decreasing for decades.
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 close down or their jobs are replaced by automation.
Job losses are exactly what are 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.