America’s purveyors of half-baked crust and under-cooked cheese are clearly not too thrilled about paying a fair wage to their employees.
In yet another shocking example of a corporate giant exploiting its workers, employees of a New York City Domino’s claim they were fired from their delivery jobs after complaining to management about unfair wages. According to CBS, Domino’s said the delivery drivers worked extended hours inside the restaurant, but still for less than minimum wage — and without tips. Following a meeting with management about the issue, 24 employees were terminated. Currently, the employees receive $6.00 an hour plus tips just to scrape by.
Domino’s just added more fuel to the severely underpaid worker’s fire. Workers and advocacy groups are continually organizing protests and walkouts to demand a living wage and the right to unionize, which would protect them from examples like this one at Domino’s. Assembly Member Gabriela Rosa said,
“The national fast food strikes have brought the industry’s systemic mistreatment of its workers into the national spotlight, and we will continue to build momentum, continue to organize, until every employee receives the living wage of $15 wage that he or she deserves.”
Rosa also claims they will protest every day until the workers are rehired.
Perhaps instead of higher wages, all the underpaid workers really need is to stop being so incredibly lazy and work more hours for free…especially if they can get them! Also, it may be helpful to take the wise budgeting advice from the geniuses at McDonalds:
“Selling some of your unwanted possessions on eBay or Craigslist could bring in some quick cash.”
“Quit complaining. Stress hormones levels rise by 15% after 10 minutes of complaining.”
I can only imagine how stressful protesting to demand an actual living wage must be. It’s probably best to just keep to yourself and contemplate what unnecessary household items you no longer need, because surely you’ll be craigslisting soon.
h/t: Daily Kos