The Farm to Fast Food Connection

We are not interested in simple solutions. The problems we are facing are complex and interlocking, simple fixes can not address this systemic mess. This article links articles links current fast food workers with developing world displaced farmers in making the argument for a living wage.

An argument which seems now to some as preposterous to most as the idea of gay marriage or legal recreational marijuana seemed just a few years back. Dont doubt what is possible.

The Virginia Planner

Orange McDonalds The McDonald’s in downtown Orange

One of the most dynamic social movements in American society today will be in the spotlight again on April 15, when fast food workers take to the streets to demand a fair wage. The workers want a wage of $15 an hour, which is no pipe dream. Seattle was the first major city to make this the minimum wage, in 2014, and a number of other cities are likely to follow. But in most of the country, the minimum wage is $7.25, and fast food workers generally don’t get paid much more. Some might see the $15 demand as radical, but the movement has put a spotlight on the fact a growing share of all jobs in this country involve selling burgers, fries and soda. If fast food is the kind of job much of the workforce can expect to have, shouldn’t those workers be…

View original post 420 more words

About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

One response to “The Farm to Fast Food Connection”

  1. Tina says :

    The poverty comparison doesn’t compare. If I were making as much here in Ecuador as a current min wage fast employee I’d be considered rich. Typical wage here for a day of heavy labor in the blazing sun- 13. FOR THE ENTIRE 8 HOUR DAY. Although those workers DO get a not fast food lunch and 2 hour lunch break. And a month of vacation is expected every year.
    To those who can read and live in developing countries a 15. an hour min wage seems like a dream, it’s too much to ask…. So, is this now the American dream?! To somehow immigrate to the US, by hook or by crook, and earn in an hour what it takes a full day to earn in our country!?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: