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Fast food workers protest is the most stupid strike in history

by | 2nd, September 2013

Protestors demonstrate outside a fast food restaurant on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Los Angeles. Fast-food protests were under way Thursday in U.S. cities including New York, Chicago and Detroit, with organizers expecting the biggest national walkouts yet in a demand for higher wages. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

IN the  US fast food workers went on strike to demand a $15 an hour pay settlement. Up from the current $8 or so they get.

The Guardian rolled out one of the strikers to tell us all what it was about. She raised two children as a single mother, which isn’t the easiest of things to do. She worked long shifts to do so too. But then we get this :

My hours, like many of my coworkers, were cut this year, and I now work only 25 to 28 hours each week. I can’t afford to pay my bills working part time and making $7.85,

What the hell?

The complaint is that she can’t live on the money she earns in a part time job? So therefore she’s going to go on strike? You can’t make these things up can you?

There’s also a more delicious side to this story: the

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