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Sat Mar 27, 2021, 12:03 AM

Fast Food Giant Claims Credit For Killing $15 Minimum Wage



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The parent company of some of America’s largest fast food chains is claiming credit for convincing Congress to exclude a $15 minimum wage from the recent COVID relief bill, according to internal company documents reviewed by The Daily Poster

Fast Food Giant Claims Credit For Killing $15 Minimum Wage
In internal company documents, a private-equity owned conglomerate is bragging to its employees about successfully blocking a boost in pay for low-wage workers.
dailyposter.com
7:54 PM · Mar 26, 2021


https://www.dailyposter.com/p/fast-food-giant-claims-credit-for

The parent company of some of America’s largest fast food chains is claiming credit for convincing Congress to exclude a $15 minimum wage from the recent COVID relief bill, according to internal company documents reviewed by The Daily Poster. The company, which is owned by a private equity firm named after an Ayn Rand character, also says it is now working to thwart new union rights legislation.

The company’s boasts come just a few months after a government report found that some of its chains had among the highest percentage of workers relying on food stamps.

Inspire Brands — which owns Jimmy Johns, Arby’s, Sonic, and Buffalo Wild Wings, plus recently acquired Dunkin’ Donuts for $11.3 billion in November — on Thursday sent employees and franchisees a review of its government lobbying activity that highlighted its success in keeping the $15 minimum wage out of Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, the COVID-19 relief bill President Joe Biden signed earlier this month.

“We were successful in our advocacy efforts to remove the Raise the Wage Act, which would have increased the federal minimum wage to $15 and eliminated the tip credit,” reads the report.

Further down, the report notes the company’s ongoing lobbying campaign in the Senate against the PRO Act, which recently passed the House and contains a laundry list of organized labor’s goals, such as eliminating right-to-work laws and banning mandatory company-sponsored meetings that are designed to discourage union activity.

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Reply Fast Food Giant Claims Credit For Killing $15 Minimum Wage (Original post)
Nevilledog Mar 27 OP
vercetti2021 Mar 27 #1
Vdizzle Mar 27 #14
ZonkerHarris Mar 27 #19
BannonsLiver Mar 27 #24
xmas74 Mar 27 #29
PortTack Mar 27 #2
SheltieLover Mar 27 #3
Mary in S. Carolina Mar 27 #4
myohmy2 Mar 27 #25
Xavier Breath Mar 27 #33
CentralMass Mar 27 #5
Hoyt Mar 27 #6
hay rick Mar 27 #15
wellst0nev0ter Mar 27 #28
RainCaster Mar 27 #7
Hekate Mar 27 #8
Hugh_Lebowski Mar 27 #9
jmowreader Mar 27 #16
xmas74 Mar 27 #30
betsuni Mar 27 #10
aocommunalpunch Mar 27 #22
betsuni Mar 27 #23
Grokenstein Mar 27 #11
Ziggysmom Mar 27 #12
Laffy Kat Mar 27 #13
Midnight Writer Mar 27 #17
James48 Mar 27 #18
snowybirdie Mar 27 #21
CentralMass Mar 27 #31
ZonkerHarris Mar 27 #20
joetheman Mar 27 #26
RANDYWILDMAN Mar 27 #27
GoCubsGo Mar 27 #32
live love laugh Mar 27 #34

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 12:04 AM

1. Cool!

Now I can add Sonic and Dunkins to my fuck you list. Whataburger is all I got left

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:52 AM

14. In-n-Out has been paying their employees well for decades.

And their product is far superior to any other burger chain... “water burger” included.

Lol.

No offense, just some burger loyalty banter

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Response to Vdizzle (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 03:17 AM

19. In-n-Out owners and execs are big GOP donors but they do give to Democrats too sometimes

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Response to Vdizzle (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 09:28 AM

24. Yeah but In and Out is in like 5 states

Not an option for everyone.

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:21 PM

29. My daughter makes well above minimum wage at Chipotle

They also have employee benefits, holiday bonuses and a yearly bonus.
She's a college student and she receives bonuses, something my employer doesn't provide.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 12:05 AM

2. BOYCOTT!!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 12:07 AM

3. Boycott!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 12:10 AM

4. Instead of Dunkin Dounuts

I will just use the Mom and Pop Bakery...a little more expensive and a little further away.

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Response to Mary in S. Carolina (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 09:33 AM

25. +1

...tastes better too...

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Response to Mary in S. Carolina (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:33 PM

33. I go back and forth between them

and Tim Hortons, so this is disappointing. I like Dunkin's coffee better. So many establishments that serve decaf believe they can serve weak decaf and people will swill it down simply because it's decaf, while their caffeinated offerings have all manner of exotic flavors. So, I appreciate Dunkin's decaf having some flavor to it.

And, if it turns out that Tim Hortons is selling war orphans to the circus or some damn thing, please, no one tell me. With all of the boycotts springing up from reprehensible corporate behavior, we're rapidly running out of products to buy and places to buy them.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 12:16 AM

5. Thanks. I wont given them my business. Although Oregon is a dry state (No Dunkins)

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 12:17 AM

6. Think the Parlimentarian did that.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:02 AM

15. Details, details.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:18 PM

28. Democrats can overrule the parliamentarian

Also a detail.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 12:19 AM

7. I don't need to eat at any of those places

They can get along just fine without my money.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 12:20 AM

8. They're proud of that, are they?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 12:39 AM

9. Oh, good ... I absolutely do not need to eat at any of those places ...

And I already avoid Jimmy John's like the plague. Hate the ownership, and they make the most painfully boring sandwiches of all time.

Of the big sandwich chains, give me Jersey Mikes all day long.

But of course I prefer the small California chain known as Togo's ... wish I had one closer.

Like the one in Santa Cruz, for example

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:07 AM

16. Their decor did it for me

I was walking past one of their places and noticed a “hippies use back door” sign on the wall.

No business with one of those will see a cent from me.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:23 PM

30. I like Jersey Mike's and Firehouse subs nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 12:52 AM

10. I don't get it. How did they "convince Congress"?

They gave $800,000 in campaign contributions "mostly to Republicans." Republicans wouldn't vote for a minimum wage increase anyway.

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Response to betsuni (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 07:13 AM

22. Money equals speech.

Politicians are bought by this speech. They happily got the result they paid for.

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Response to aocommunalpunch (Reply #22)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 07:48 AM

23. But who?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 12:55 AM

11. They bragged about this to their employees??

If I ever ate at any of those places, I'd boycott 'em.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:13 AM

12. What they serve is not fit to be called nourishment.

Rubbish and disease causing, artery clogging crapola.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:44 AM

13. Those will be easy to boycott since I don't go to them anyway. nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:45 AM

17. I buy Dunkin Donuts Coffee from the grocery. No more.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:50 AM

18. Arby's ?

Damn.

Well, I guess no more roast beef for me.

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Response to James48 (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 07:02 AM

21. Arbys isn't

real roast beef anyway. Comes into the store as pink mush. Check out mom and pop pizza places. They do use real beef.

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #21)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:27 PM

31. While boycotting these restaurants doesn't change that is not quite truth about their roast beef

https://www.mashed.com/223814/the-real-reason-arbys-roast-beef-is-cooked-in-a-bag/

It is real beef bagged with a self basting liquid. They roast it for 3 hours prior to serving.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 03:18 AM

20. Time to boycott the donuts.

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Response to ZonkerHarris (Reply #20)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 09:36 AM

26. DONE!!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:18 PM

27. So glad we know what these companies care about

and it ain't the people who work there.

May your brains rot in your head for putting profits before people.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:33 PM

32. Glad I don't eat that shit.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 06:33 PM

34. Lobbyists need "term limits" not elected officials. nt

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