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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:15 AM

Don't forget, everybody: Sympathy fast food boycott today!

I know many of you don't eat the stuff anyway, but the big day is here. I hope it is a stunning success!

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Reply Don't forget, everybody: Sympathy fast food boycott today! (Original post)
Brigid Aug 2013 OP
bhikkhu Aug 2013 #1
Brigid Aug 2013 #2
hollysmom Aug 2013 #3
Warpy Aug 2013 #4

Response to Brigid (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:20 AM

1. and have some Starbucks instead:

While other U.S. companies have cut staff or benefits in anticipation of next year's health care overhaul, Howard Schultz said Starbucks (SBUX, Fortune 500)' insurance plans will stay in place -- for everyone.

"It's not about the law. It's about responsibility we have to the people who do work and who represent us," Schultz told CNN on Tuesday.

The coffee chain is unique in its policy: Even part-time workers are eligible for insurance. In 2010, benefits cost the company $300 million, more than it paid for coffee.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/27/news/companies/starbucks-obamacare-schultz/

Its surprising how different companies can be, and still do quite well.

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Response to bhikkhu (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:23 AM

2. Starbucks has done this from the beginning.

You don't have to screw your workers to b profitable.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:30 AM

3. my life is a fast food boycott

too much salt, would kill me.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:50 AM

4. The grease would get me

and I'd have to throw the bun away, too, making it messy to eat unless it's Taco Hell.

I hope the strike is widespread and successful.

Fast food workers are the tip of a large and dangerous iceberg. They're just the most visible.

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