Restaurant Workers Lose Their Jobs Over Newsom’s $20 Minimum Wage

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by InWalkedBud, Apr 13, 2024.

  1. InWalkedBud

    InWalkedBud Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2022
    Messages:
    1,962
    Likes Received:
    2,418
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
  2. NMNeil

    NMNeil Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2015
    Messages:
    3,088
    Likes Received:
    935
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2024
    Polydectes likes this.
  3. Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2016
    Messages:
    48,887
    Likes Received:
    32,606
    Trophy Points:
    113
    One door closes/Another opens...
    This is the best thing that ever happened to many of them...
    An outpouring of support after things went viral...
     
  4. grapeape

    grapeape Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2015
    Messages:
    17,330
    Likes Received:
    9,649
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Holy crapballs Batman, one “fosters freeze” location closed !!!!

    You do understand that for every job that doesnt pay enough to lie, we taxpayers have to subsidize that low wage….right ?
     
  5. InWalkedBud

    InWalkedBud Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2022
    Messages:
    1,962
    Likes Received:
    2,418
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    It’s interesting how one of Gavin’s good buddies owns a chain of Panera restaurants all over the state, which are exempt from the $20/hr mandate because of how “bakery” is defined, and are therefore excluded from the mandate. Since they bake bread at Panera, no one at those restaurants is entitled to Comrade Newsom’s largesse.

    I’m sure it’s just a coincidence.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2024
  6. Jiminy

    Jiminy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2016
    Messages:
    8,229
    Likes Received:
    9,425
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Millions of Americans employed at some of the country's largest companies have had to rely on food stamps and Medicaid, with giants like Walmart and McDonald's employing the most workers whose income is subsidized by taxpayers.
    [​IMG]

    As a result of plutocratic socialism, the top 1%, really the top 1% of the 1%, control more wealth than the nation's entire middle class.
     
  7. Steve N

    Steve N Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2015
    Messages:
    71,827
    Likes Received:
    91,883
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Newsom is part owner of some restaurants and he’s exempt from the $20 min wage.
     
    roorooroo, advoudren and mngam like this.
  8. cd8ed

    cd8ed Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011
    Messages:
    42,272
    Likes Received:
    33,243
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    If this is just due to wages, why do other nations that have higher minimum wages than the US does also be able to offer food options below what we are paying?

    Also to note: it looks like there are 62 (unclear if after this one it is 61) open locations of Fosters Freeze, down from high 67 or 68 (getting conflicting numbers) in 2022. So it already looks like around 3 are closing per year. So with one more closure the entire company gets to lower their wages back down to 16/hr

    We start our employees at 17 in Tennessee — I don’t see how anyone could live off that in any part of California
     
    Endeavor and Hey Now like this.
  9. The Mello Guy

    The Mello Guy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    110,235
    Likes Received:
    37,949
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yah protecting workers from exploitation is always bad for bosses. Ending child labor also cost lots of jobs. So did laws around workplace safety.
     
    randlepatrickmcmurphy likes this.
  10. FatBack

    FatBack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2018
    Messages:
    53,503
    Likes Received:
    49,808
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    The vast majority of the time when you allow elected Democrats to play with the purse strings and act like they understand math.... You get moronically retarded end results.
     
    advoudren and Steve N like this.
  11. FatBack

    FatBack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2018
    Messages:
    53,503
    Likes Received:
    49,808
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Do you not understand that they "protected" their asses right out of a job?

    I'm sure the former employees are doing much better now.....
     
    Steve N likes this.
  12. The Mello Guy

    The Mello Guy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    110,235
    Likes Received:
    37,949
    Trophy Points:
    113
    And they still have to compete for workers with places who do.
     
  13. The Mello Guy

    The Mello Guy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    110,235
    Likes Received:
    37,949
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Fast food is always hiring. I’m betting this won’t have much impact on the unemployment rate.
     
    Hey Now likes this.
  14. FatBack

    FatBack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2018
    Messages:
    53,503
    Likes Received:
    49,808
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    I'm sure the now unemployed workers can take much solace in your opinion.... They can't really pay their light bills with it but I'm sure they would be pleased to know that that's what you think.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2024
    Steve N likes this.
  15. FatBack

    FatBack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2018
    Messages:
    53,503
    Likes Received:
    49,808
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    So put poor people out of a job and then put some other poor people out of places to go eat.

    I swear that these elected Democrats couldn't get any more absolutely retarded if they tried... And I probably shouldn't insult retarded people because there should be a new word denoting the stupidity of these elected Democrats.

    I'm sure there are plenty of fully functioning retarded people that know that such policies are idiotic.
     
  16. FatBack

    FatBack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2018
    Messages:
    53,503
    Likes Received:
    49,808
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    What a corrupt scumbag.
    But I am sure that every progressive on this board could not wait to hurry up and vote for him if he was on the ticket this November
     
  17. Steve N

    Steve N Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2015
    Messages:
    71,827
    Likes Received:
    91,883
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Isn’t it great that politicians can tell an employer what a employee is worth to them? And did you notice how Newsom carved out a single industry and left out the guys who mow lawns. I’m partially thinking Newsom & Co somehow calculated the extra state income tax into their decision along with the extra sales taxes generated when the burger flippers spend their money.
     
  18. The Mello Guy

    The Mello Guy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    110,235
    Likes Received:
    37,949
    Trophy Points:
    113
    It’s CA. I’m sure we were helping them pay it before that anyway.
     
  19. Lil Mike

    Lil Mike Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
    Messages:
    51,877
    Likes Received:
    23,103
    Trophy Points:
    113

    Interesting. So I guess you oppose low wage immigration into the US?
     
    sec, mngam and Steve N like this.
  20. Pro_Line_FL

    Pro_Line_FL Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Messages:
    26,459
    Likes Received:
    14,423
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Meh, increases in operating costs are passed on the customer, and if this joint had customers they'd still be in business.

    It's good to have an excuse though.
     
    The Mello Guy and Hey Now like this.
  21. randlepatrickmcmurphy

    randlepatrickmcmurphy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    Messages:
    5,805
    Likes Received:
    639
    Trophy Points:
    113
    They're all working at Taco Bell now. Food is cheaper there and they manage to keep their restaurants open while paying a living wage.
     
    Hey Now likes this.
  22. mdrobster

    mdrobster Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    34,550
    Likes Received:
    13,095
    Trophy Points:
    113
    If one's business can only get by with paying minimum wage, that business is unlikely doing well.
     
  23. yangforward

    yangforward Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2022
    Messages:
    3,583
    Likes Received:
    1,558
    Trophy Points:
    113
    We lost our local McDonald's when pay was raised to $15.00 per hour a few years ago.

    Higher pay could mean fewer restaurants because to keep costs the same restaurants
    will need to have fewer workers overall,

    or as in changing to a different type of restaurant, substitute beans for half of the beef and
    save money that way. Out goes McDonald's in come Taco Bell.
     
    roorooroo likes this.
  24. yangforward

    yangforward Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2022
    Messages:
    3,583
    Likes Received:
    1,558
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Close places paying minimum wage and open insurance sales offices.
     
    Lil Mike likes this.
  25. grapeape

    grapeape Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2015
    Messages:
    17,330
    Likes Received:
    9,649
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I 100% support a living wage. The idea that someone can work a full time job, and still require governmental assistance is crazy to me. But understand that when a low wage worker requires monetary assistance, that assistance is actually to the employer. Create living wages based on locality, and then nobody should need assistance.

    In the same way conservatives tell worker that make low wages to “get a better job”, we need to do the same to the employer. If you cant pay your employees a living wage, then close shop and get a job yourself. But its not usually the mom and pop shops that abuse the systems, its the Amazons and the Wal-Marts of the world

    https://blog.ucsusa.org/alice-reznickova/how-big-food-corporations-take-advantage-of-snap/#:~:text=The story repeats in all,the most employees using SNAP.
    https://www.naplesnews.com/story/ne...f-bezos-moving-florida-top-list/72355632007/#

    The 10 richest people have over a trillion dollars in wealth…..this is not sustainable…and many of them own companies whose people you and I are directly subsidizing thru our taxes, as well as the business themselves these people own, thru tax breaks and business incentives at the local level.

    Hell Jeff Bezos is currently fighting tooth and nail to stop unionization at some of his locations. They guy with $800BILLION is fighting to keep his government handouts to his workers, and you are all screaming about the workers being greedy !!!!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2024

Share This Page