I’ve written before about the “Fight for 15″ and I will find the post and link it if I feel motivated. Apparently this nonsense is still going on and I just wanted to talk a little about Unions.
The fight for 15, for those of you who don’t know, refers to minimum wage fast food and retail workers who are going on one day strikes, picketing, and demanding 15 dollars an hour for their unskilled (and easily replaced) labour. This is happening in several cities nationwide, though the corrupt roots are found in Chicago.
These peons did not come up with this idea themselves, nor would they have the capacity or motivation to network in such a manner. The hands stirring the pot belong, unsurprisingly, to Labour Unions. The funny thing is, these poor souls think the Union organizers and socialists have their best interests at heart. Being educated men, we all know this is far from the truth. The Unions are seeking a new source of revenue. If they can convince these fools to keep striking and demanding higher wages, along with bringing their employers bad press, the Fight for 15 may eventually be won. Which means these unskilled laborers, previously an untapped market, will be paying Union dues and fees. Millions generated for those corrupt bastards at the expense of these uneducated workers.
If my stance on this is not already clear, I am vehemently against this whole thing. I don’t eat fast food or shop at low end retail stores, so I won’t be (directly) affected. But we will all be affected, directly or otherwise. The current minimum wage is….7.25? So this movement seeks to double the minimum wage, seeing only the imagined benefit of more money in their pockets. We all know better.
These corporations are not going to take a cut to their profits when they are being forced to pay workers more against their will. The increased cost will be passed on to the consumers. And guess who eats fast food and shops at low end retail chains? Minimum wage workers. So, while they will have a bigger paycheck, the cost of everything will increase.
Consider this. When a company is forced to pay their janitors 15 dollars an hour, not to mention insurance and etc thanks to Obama, they will hire less janitors. Fast food is all about producing a cheap product as efficiently as possible. When McDonalds is forced to pay it’s workers 15 dollars an hour, they will go further into automation, requiring less workers. Right now, it’s cheaper to pay workers 7 dollars an hour than to invest in automated burger and fry machines. These fools are essentially forcing the hands of the fast food industry, causing them to automate, thus raising unemployment and putting more men and women on the government dole.
Then, of course, there is the slightly less apparent consequence. When these unskilled jobs are paying 15 dollars an hour, decent and intelligent people will start applying. When Joe Pothead with the awesome neck tattoo has to compete with industrious, hard working men and women with High School diplomas and even College degrees for a job stocking shelves at Wal Mart, we all know who is going to be left out in the cold. These peasants are, in essence, cutting their own throats and taking bread from their own mouths because of their greed and short-term thinking, egged on by the despicable Unions and admitted socialists.
If any of you happen to know, or even encounter, one of the people involved in the Fight for 15, do them a favor and try to open their eyes to the consequences of their actions. Doubling the minimum wage will only increase the cost of living for everyone. This will not hurt me, as I get a cost of living raise every year, typically 3-5%. Everyone is not so lucky.
Increasing minimum wage = inflation. Inflation = increased cost of living and less money (value wise) in everyone’s pockets. Stand with me, against the Fight for 15. Spread the word.
This is the first of a two part post. Those of you familiar with my writing will notice I’m a little rusty and my unique style just isn’t shining through in this post. It’s been a while since I’ve written anything, as I’ve been busy…as you all know. I will be doing another post, hopefully tomorrow, on Unions and why I hate them and everything they stand for. This was something of a primer. Bear with me while I get back into my groove.