Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fast Food Global Strike vs. Threats to Shut Down Business or Replace Workers with Kiosk Cashiers

Today, May 15, 2014, the Fast Food Global Strike launched against restaurants that pay less than $15/hour (the proposed minimum wage hike that our GOP is trying to fight against).  I posted this on my Facebook page to spread the word to others to join the strike and bring about change.

No soon after I posted this, I get a response from a few people of articles promoting fear campaigns against the workers who are fighting for the right of fairness, justice, and equality (these are the values our Constitution are based on):

Article 1: McDonald's hires 7,000 touch-screen cashiers

Article 2: McDonald’s Employees Striking for Higher Wages Should See What Happened After Obama Hiked Wages on Military Bases

So let's look at the so-called fear campaigns to get people to stay in line with the slave-labor and not fight for the right to live without a government handout.

Article 1 is an old article from 2011, however it clearly was posted to try and sway people not to strike against fast food restaurants for fear of Kiosk machines taking the place of cashiers.  The goal is for more efficiency and convenience.  The other goal is so the corporation can make more profit as well.

Article 2 uses the fear of the effects this will have on our military bases and what these corporations will do if forced to pay higher wages.

Well here are my reasons why these FEAR TACTICS are invalid and their arguments futile.

  1. ANY Corporation or Company that chooses machines or robots over the well-being of the people they are suppose to provide services to SHOULD NOT be allowed to do business in America or any other country. Clearly they are not worthy of our money or labor.
  2. Remember without you BUYING or USING their product they cannot profit either. You are the gears and machinery that make their Corporate business run. It takes YOUR money, YOUR labor. So if they aren't willing to treat YOU right, then why work for them.
  3. Is it fair to blame the strikers or Obama (a figure head who takes the blame for everything congress and the 1% Elite do) who want a wage compatible to inflation for fast food restaurants who refuse to build on military bases? First off, why isn't the government taking care of the military and secondly, why are corporations allowed to give them low wages after they have put their lives on the line for our countries.  
  4. It is your CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to form a UNION. 1st AMENDMENT states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances". IT IS YOUR RIGHT.  
  5. The United States formed the Department of Labor take ensure the rights of the people were being honored by the constitution and they formed the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRA guarantees the right of employees to organize and bargain collectively with their employers, and to engage in other protected concerted activity.
  6. Fast food is related to obesity, why would the military promote that on their bases? To refuse to build fast food restaurants on Military bases is a strategic tactic by Corporate America that should embarrass our government and people who back them. They should really think about the message your sending our Military persons: a) Military personnel are not compensated properly by our government so they should rely on the lowest paying jobs to provide for them b) regardless of the fact that you have chosen to serve your country, some of you are only hireable at  minimum wage and c) Military personnel should be appreciative that fast food companies are willing to step in where their government has failed them.
I can go on and on but I'm sure you get the jist or idea.  There is a bigger picture we must look at and that is the future of our children and grandchildren. Is this the legacy you want to leave them with? Working for a corporation whose bottom line is profit and not the legacy of humanity? Are your children to inherit your ability to "work well" or "employee of the month" for another corporation, the owners of those corporations, and fund their dreams? What about your dreams? When do you get to live the life of your dreams, of leisure, or have you suppressed them so much you don't know what they are?

This strike is just the beginning of people standing up to our Corporate plantation owners and saying, "I've had enough of your bullying", "I've had enough of slave-labor".  This is the beginning of people waking up and saying "who says this is my only choice, to work where you want me to, and do what I'm not passionate about doing".

By taking this stand, we are also sending a big message to our government and the elected officials we put into office: Your loyalty is to the people, your constituents, not the corporations that paid to get you elected.  

Some may read this blog and say this is nothing new, we've seen or read this before, where is the answer? 

The answer starts with you, your desire to live your life according to your purpose and the answer lies in the desire and dreams you have for your family. The National Economic Security and Reformation Act is a law signed by President Bill Clinton in 2000 and sitting in legislation that will provide a future for yourself, your children, your grandchildren, and your family.  

The time to act will be soon. Keep standing up for your right to work joyfully whether for yourself or others. Self-serving politicians, corporations, and individuals are the thing of the past.  We, STANDING UNITED, make them a thing of the past. 

Signing off on this blog,
Ele J.

"Re-educating the masses, one blog at a time"

Other blog post:
National Economic Security and Reformation Act (N.E.S.A.R.A.) Blog Click here
Corporate America, the Face-lift of Slavery Plantations Poem Click here
Shareholders With No Ownership! Click here
Got Free Will? Then Why Aren't You Using It Click here

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