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Where 's the Beef? No Living Wage for Service Workers

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While corporate profits soar, workers employed in the food, retail and service industries cannot meet the basic standard of living.  All to often, parents working within the ever increasing low wage sector wrestle between taking their sick child to the doctor's or buying food.  Walmart racks in $35,000 per minute in profit and had annual sales of $405 billion, while a Walmart Associate doesn't even make $35,000 a year working full-time.  In fact, it would take a Walmart Associate 786 years to earn the salary of Walmarrt's CEO Michael Duke's salary of 2012 of 20.7 million.  We hear continually about the "economic recovery", but the divide between the "haves" and "have nots" has significantly widened.  In recent weeks fast-food workers employed by fast food restaurants, such as McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and KFC staged one-day strikes in cities across the country, demanding a living wage.  In the 1980's Wendy's Clara Peller became an overnight sensation in the 1980s asking the quessential question, "where's the beef, those employed in the fast food industry now look at the meagre pay, asking, "where's the beef?".

Please join Fred and Marg on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST (1:00 pm Central, 12:00 pm Mountain, 11:00 am Pacific and 3:00 pm Central) for BTR's Lies My Country Told Me, "Where 's the Beef?  No Living Wage for Service Workerss".  You can either join us in the chat room or call in to 347-677-1814 with your opinion.

 

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