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  •  These folks earn $7.25/hr., which is about (6+ / 0-)

    $14,700/yr., but that's assuming a 40 hr.week, and zero days sick or on vacation, or any days at all off.
      And that's what you'd have to do since they receive no benefits either and no paid sick days, etc.

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 10:56:54 AM PDT

    •  Does anyone know if the drive to get paid sick (4+ / 0-)

      days for all workers still being blocked in NYC?

      "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

      by elwior on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 11:01:02 AM PDT

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      •  Sick Pay for Fast Food Workers! (3+ / 0-)
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        Who wants healthy people serving fast food to the populace?  ~Snark!  The imbecilic reasoning of today's conservatives is beyond absurd.  Who would ever posit the idea that food service workers should not receive health care benefits?  But, then we learn that in reality, very few food service workers receive any health care benefits!

        Maybe the next service industry is health care.  Do we really want or need healthy, health care service employees?  Is there any reason that the nurse who takes your temperature, or administers the injections, should be free of communicable diseases?  Is there any reason that the waitress who serves you food at the table should be healthy?

        Really!  Are we really having this discussion?  Do food service industry workers deserve a place to live?  Should they have hot and cold running water in their apartments?  Is this the 21st century?

        "Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?" Will Rogers offering advice to the Republican Party.

        by NM Ray on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 01:22:09 PM PDT

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    •  No problem (4+ / 0-)
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      JesseCW, Klusterpuck, dadoodaman, elwior

      if you share an apartment with 6-7 other people and stick to Ramen.

      What's the point of letting neoliberals into the tent when neoliberalism is burning down the campground?

      by Words In Action on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 12:44:00 PM PDT

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