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  Want some fries with that burn?

McDonald’s Has New Secret Cure For Severe Burns (It Is Mustard)

mustard is my fav burn remedy
Working at McDonald’s has probably never been high on your list of fun things to do, although maybe you’ve done it in order to earn some cash, and that can be a good thing. But fast food restaurants don’t typically fall all over themselves to treat their workers well, and workers sometimes try to form unions, and strike for a higher minimum wage and safer working conditions. And occasionally, workers even expect to be treated at least as well as you would treat your dog when they get injured on the job, because workers are so demanding that way. On Monday, a group of low-wage fast food workers who were definitely not having any job fun filed 28 complaints with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), alleging that “understaffing and time pressures in stores have led to burns, falls and other injuries.” The complaints were filed with the backing of Fight for $15, a union group that fights for a higher minimum wage and unionization in the fast food industry. Read more on McDonald’s Has New Secret Cure For Severe Burns (It Is Mustard)…
  One Strike You're Out

President Scott Walker Will Beat Foreign Enemies Just Like Reagan, By Firing Air Traffic Controllers

Hey, Walky, watch me pull foreign policy outta my ass!
Scott Walker was out proving his foreign policy expertise again this weekend, Wisconsplaining how not knowing diddly about those foreigns isn’t really all that important as long as you have the mental toughness to break a union or two. For instance, just look at what Walker said was Ronald Reagan’s greatest foreign-policy achievement: firing all the striking air traffic controllers in 1981. This is what sets Scott Walker apart from other Republicans. Where the average Republican would reflexively say tax cuts are the solution to every problem, Scott Walker boldly goes with union busting. Read more on President Scott Walker Will Beat Foreign Enemies Just Like Reagan, By Firing Air Traffic Controllers…
  never-surrender monkeys

Snotty French Tire Factory Workers Take Bosses Hostage, Demand All The Brie

Hey, Fox News! You know what class warfare is? Class warfare is not someone pointing out that CEO pay has increased enormously while middle-class wages have stagnated or fallen in real terms. Class warfare is maybe something a little more like this: Workers at a French tyre factory threatened with closure have taken two company executives hostage and promised to hold them until given “enormous amounts of money”. The two managers were scheduled to meet with union representatives Monday at the Goodyear factory in north Amiens, but instead about 200 workers showed up and blocked the door of the conference room with a huge tractor tire. It’s still not lopping off heads, but yes, definitely closer to class war, we would say, n’est-ce pas? Also, Yr Wonkette fully endorses the use of big honkin’ tractor tires as tools of class struggle. Read more on Snotty French Tire Factory Workers Take Bosses Hostage, Demand All The Brie…
  sesame seed buns and roses

Striking Fast Food Workers Hope To Be Treated As Well As Lab Animals Someday

OK, so here’s a video that you really DO want to see — and we PROMISE there’s no Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh or even My Little Ponies hidden in there — just a short clip from a TED talk by researcher Frans de Waal. And it’s not even one of those awful earnest social-media-will-save-the dolphins TED talks. We provide this clip by way of saying that if capuchin monkeys reject wage inequality, there’s also probably a case to be made for our fellow primates as well, don’t you think? Which brings us to the actual news story that we aren’t at all just using as an excuse to show you the video: Employees of McDonald’s Corp, Wendy’s Restaurants LLC, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others have pledged to walk off their jobs in 50 cities from Boston, Mass, to Alameda, Calif., organizers say … The workers want to form unions and bargain higher wages with their employers without facing retaliation from franchisees or their parent companies. They are demanding $15 an hour, up from $7.25, which is the current federal minimum wage. Now, we want to make absolutely clear that we are not comparing fast food workers to lab monkeys. We’ve done fast food and restaurant work, and we know full well that restaurant employees are sapient human beings with inalienable rights in a complex late-capitalist technological society, which means they can be convinced and bullied to put up with all sorts of shit that no self-respecting capuchin monkey would tolerate. (On the upside, fast food workers are far less likely to be dissected at the end of the work week.) Read more on Striking Fast Food Workers Hope To Be Treated As Well As Lab Animals Someday…
  tell us what you want what you really really want

Awesome New Tumblr Shames BART Employees For Being Middle-Class, Taking Vacations IMPEACH!

Today in Who Wants To Be The Biggest Dick? news (sorry, Donald Trump, we know you do but you can’t win every day), some contestant with dial-up and a direct ticket to hell offers this submission. It’s a Tumblr page called BART Bratz — get it? sooo funny! — to make fun of those lousy BART workers who went on strike this week for, like, half a second because they have not had a cost-of-living adjustment in YEARS even though the cost of living in the Bay Area has assploded by double digits, thanks to all these young kids these days wanting to do Dotcom 2.0 to Silicon Valley because they weren’t borned yet the last time that went Really. Fucking. Badly. But some say (see, Fox News, we can do it too!) that BART workers should just shut up and “get it over with, man,” because it’s “such an inconvenience to everyone.” (You know what else is inconvenient? Not having a paycheck that even attempts to keep up with the cost of living. Try THAT sometime, man.) Let’s take a peek at this super hi-larious page devoted to shaming those BART workers because sometimes — grab the smelling salts and hide the children! — they go on vacation, which proves they do not really need or deserve paychecks! Read more on Awesome New Tumblr Shames BART Employees For Being Middle-Class, Taking Vacations IMPEACH!…
  union thugs

Walmart: What’s Good For Walmart Is Good For Country, The Children

Walmart workers are threatening to strike on Black Friday and we at Wonkette couldn’t be happier because we are elitist liberals who do not shop at Walmart. But do not worry, Real Americans, you will not lose your Twinkies AND your big box retailer all in one week, because Walmart is NOT GOING TO TAKE IT. Read more on Walmart: What’s Good For Walmart Is Good For Country, The Children…