Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Livable Wage

If your work skills can only get you a burger flipping job, perhaps you should get some other skills...


“I’m here fighting for $15 and a union, so that my path does not become my children’s future,” Melinda Topel, a 43-year-old McDonald’s store employee who makes $7.50 an hour, said in an interview. Topel traveled from Kansas City, Missouri, to protest in Oak Brook.
“We deserve a livable wage,” said Topel, who receives government assistance to buy food. She’s struggling to afford school supplies and shoes for her two kids at home, she said.
Deserve? What did Melinda do to deserve her livable wage? Rely on Government and us taxpayers? Who paid her travel expenses to go protest for $15.00 an hour?

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