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Burger King, Clothes, and Food: Burger King Worker DENMARK UNITED STATES S20 an hour 5Weeks paid vacation Pension Plarn Doesn't have to struggle to get by. $9an hour No paid vacation No Pension Plan Has to choose between buying food or clothes. fightfor15.org fb.com/fightfor151@fightfor15 iopele: queerspeculativefiction: heidiblack: pillowswithboners: luchagcaileag: This isn’t because Burger King is nicer in Denmark. It’s the law, and the US is actually the only so-called “developed” country that doesn’t mandate jobs provide a minimum amount of paid vacation, sick leave, or both. kinda debunks that claim that they can’t afford to pay their workers those sort of wages and still make a profit Its corporate greed, plain and simple. It is the same in Sweden. It is so funny every time an american company opens up offices here and then tries to do it the american way and all the unions go “I don’t think so”. Like when Toys ‘r Us opened in sweden 1995. They refused to sign on to the union deals that govern such things as pay/pension and vacation in Sweden. Most of our rights are not mandated by law (we don’t have a minimum wage for example) but are made in voluntary agreements between the unions and the companies. But they refused, saying that they had never negotiated with any unions anywhere else in the world and weren’t planning to do it in Sweden either.  Of course a lot of people thought it was useless fighting against an international giant, but Handels (the store worker’s union) said that they could not budge, because that might mean that the whole Swedish model might crumble. So they went on strike in the three stores that the company had opened so far. Cue a shitstorm from the press, and from right wing politicians. But the members were all for it, and other unions started doing sympathy actions. The teamsters refused to deliver goods to their stores, the financial unions blockaded all economical transactions regarding Toys ‘r Us and the strike got strong international support as well, especially in the US. In the end, Toys ‘r Us caved in, signed the union deal, and thus their employees got the same treatment as Swedish store workers everywhere. The right to be treated as bloody human beings and not disposable cogs in a machine. and that story right there? is exactly why Republicans in the US work so hard to bust unions. it’s because unionizing WORKS and they’re terrified of workers actually having some power.
Burger King, Clothes, and Food: Burger King Worker
 DENMARK UNITED STATES
 S20 an hour
 5Weeks paid vacation
 Pension Plarn
 Doesn't have to struggle
 to get by.
 $9an hour
 No paid vacation
 No Pension Plan
 Has to choose between
 buying food or clothes.
 fightfor15.org fb.com/fightfor151@fightfor15
iopele:
queerspeculativefiction:

heidiblack:

pillowswithboners:

luchagcaileag:

This isn’t because Burger King is nicer in Denmark. It’s the law, and the US is actually the only so-called “developed” country that doesn’t mandate jobs provide a minimum amount of paid vacation, sick leave, or both.

kinda debunks that claim that they can’t afford to pay their workers those sort of wages and still make a profit

Its corporate greed, plain and simple.

It is the same in Sweden. It is so funny every time an american company opens up offices here and then tries to do it the american way and all the unions go “I don’t think so”.
Like when Toys ‘r Us opened in sweden 1995.
They refused to sign on to the union deals that govern such things as pay/pension and vacation in Sweden. Most of our rights are not mandated by law (we don’t have a minimum wage for example) but are made in voluntary agreements between the unions and the companies.
But they refused, saying that they had never negotiated with any unions anywhere else in the world and weren’t planning to do it in Sweden either. 
Of course a lot of people thought it was useless fighting against an international giant, but Handels (the store worker’s union) said that they could not budge, because that might mean that the whole Swedish model might crumble. So they went on strike in the three stores that the company had opened so far.
Cue a shitstorm from the press, and from right wing politicians. But the members were all for it, and other unions started doing sympathy actions. The teamsters refused to deliver goods to their stores, the financial unions blockaded all economical transactions regarding Toys ‘r Us and the strike got strong international support as well, especially in the US.
In the end, Toys ‘r Us caved in, signed the union deal, and thus their employees got the same treatment as Swedish store workers everywhere.
The right to be treated as bloody human beings and not disposable cogs in a machine.


and that story right there? is exactly why Republicans in the US work so hard to bust unions. it’s because unionizing WORKS and they’re terrified of workers actually having some power.

iopele: queerspeculativefiction: heidiblack: pillowswithboners: luchagcaileag: This isn’t because Burger King is nicer in Denmark. It’s ...

Books, Children, and Chill: sondsheim: bakuryobaku sondsheim reblog and put the highest library late fee you've ever paid in the tags Ok so the highest I have paid is $20 the highest I have is $5000 and still counting and I'm never going back to Louisiana again There's gotta be a good story behind that $5000 fine Ok kiddo's sit the heckety down and hold onto your hats and broomsticks. The year is 2006. The setting, hick- fuckville Louisiana. I am but a humble child sitting in my local library reading all of the books that my school library banned, but they kept in the local library to adults, so that way they can "warn them, becouse if your child is reading these books they are possessed by show tan. This is the place where I got my first copy of Ann Rice's "Interview with the Vampire" which had all if my favorite things, a male/male relationship, vampires, the Victorian age, and best of all half of it takes place in uck-hickville Louisiana (not to be confused with Hick Fuckville, Louisiana). I have by me all of the books on the "don't let your child read this or they will become a sodomite" list. I am fucking having a blast, when guess who walks the flip flopity right up to me. That's right Pastor AssFuck McGee. And he goes "child, these books are not for children." To which I reply by saying nothing, picking up each book and checking them out. I walk out if the library, and I decide. Fuck you pastor AssFuck McGee. I am gonna read all if these books. 1 month later, my parents decide it's time to move, again. I'm chill with this. I hate this town. I hate this state. And I hate Paster AssFuck McGee and I don't even go to his church, but Kasey who sits by me during lunch does and she says that he's a "bleepity bleeping dumb slut" and I don't know how Kasey knows that Pastor AssFuck McGee is a slut, but I trust her opinion on it, and while I normally don't shame people for their sex lives I was willing to make an exception just for Pastor AssFuck McGee However, if we move I have to return my library books But I can't. I haven't finished reading all fucking 23 books, 2 magazines, and the informational pamphlet on th control. So I decided I hated Pastor AssFuck McGee and loved books more than I cared about the law. So l packed all of the library books up and move with them. I said fuck it. I'm gonna steal all of this. I was sure as fuck about to commit my first felony. We move to Arizona. I get enrolled into a new school one day in the snazy new computer lab I boot up the computer, that terrible fucking dial up noise hurts my ears and I'm convinced God isn't real, becouse if he was he wouldn't allow for that God awful fucking noise. I sign on to my AOL. I have an email. It's from the library in Louisiana. My books are late. I delete the email. I delete the email every week when they send it out. Fast forward too late 2016. I am feeling the nostalgic, I decide to log into my old AOL account I have been on it in over 5 years. I am stunned. I have an email. My books are late. I owe around $5000. I sighn out of my AOL. I never sighn back in. I go to bed that night and I whisper. "Fuck you Pastor AssFuck McGee. mes in this story have been changed to protect individuals) (Na The story of a library fine [x-post r/almostpoetry]
Books, Children, and Chill: sondsheim:
 bakuryobaku
 sondsheim
 reblog and put the highest library late fee you've
 ever paid in the tags
 Ok so the highest I have paid is $20 the highest I
 have is $5000 and still counting and I'm never going
 back to Louisiana again
 There's gotta be a good story behind that $5000 fine
 Ok kiddo's sit the heckety down and hold onto your hats
 and broomsticks. The year is 2006. The setting, hick-
 fuckville Louisiana. I am but a humble child sitting in my
 local library reading all of the books that my school
 library banned, but they kept in the local library to
 adults, so that way they can "warn them, becouse if your
 child is reading these books they are possessed by
 show
 tan. This is the place where I got my first copy of Ann
 Rice's "Interview with the Vampire" which had all if my
 favorite things, a male/male relationship, vampires, the
 Victorian age, and best of all half of it takes place in
 uck-hickville Louisiana (not to be confused with Hick
 Fuckville, Louisiana). I have by me all of the books on the
 "don't let your child read this or they will become a
 sodomite" list. I am fucking having a blast, when guess
 who walks the flip flopity right up to me. That's right
 Pastor AssFuck McGee. And he goes "child, these books
 are not for children." To which I reply by saying nothing,
 picking up each book and checking them out. I walk out
 if the library, and I decide. Fuck you pastor AssFuck
 McGee. I am gonna read all if these books. 1 month later,
 my parents decide it's time to move, again. I'm chill with
 this. I hate this town. I hate this state. And I hate Paster
 AssFuck McGee and I don't even go to his church, but
 Kasey who sits by me during lunch does and she says
 that he's a "bleepity bleeping dumb slut" and I don't
 know how Kasey knows that Pastor AssFuck McGee is a
 slut, but I trust her opinion on it, and while I normally
 don't shame people for their sex lives I was willing to
 make an exception just for Pastor AssFuck McGee
 However, if we move I have to return my library books
 But I can't. I haven't finished reading all fucking 23
 books, 2 magazines, and the informational pamphlet on
 th control. So I decided I hated Pastor AssFuck McGee
 and loved books more than I cared about the law. So l
 packed all of the library books up and move with them. I
 said fuck it. I'm gonna steal all of this. I was sure as fuck
 about to commit my first felony. We move to Arizona. I
 get enrolled into a new school one day in the snazy new
 computer lab I boot up the computer, that terrible
 fucking dial up noise hurts my ears and I'm convinced
 God isn't real, becouse if he was he wouldn't allow for
 that God awful fucking noise. I sign on to my AOL. I have
 an email. It's from the library in Louisiana. My books are
 late. I delete the email. I delete the email every week
 when they send it out. Fast forward too late 2016. I am
 feeling the nostalgic, I decide to log into my old AOL
 account I have been on it in over 5 years. I am stunned. I
 have an email. My books are late. I owe around $5000. I
 sighn out of my AOL. I never sighn back in. I go to bed
 that night and I whisper. "Fuck you Pastor AssFuck
 McGee.
 mes in this story have been changed to protect
 individuals)
 (Na
The story of a library fine [x-post r/almostpoetry]

The story of a library fine [x-post r/almostpoetry]

Crime, Fire, and Google: WEDA T U MP P N C E GREAT AGAIN! MAKE AM stringsdafistmcgee: micdotcom: Baltimore teens charged with hate crime for burning Trump signWas it a hate crime when two Baltimore teens lit a large Trump sign on fire? Police in Somerset County, Maryland, think so.D'Asia R. Perry, of Baltimore, and Joy M. Shuford, of suburban Owings Mills, both 19 years old, have been charged with arson, hate crimes and other offenses for setting fire to a Trump campaign sign outside a sporting goods shop in Princess Anne, on Maryland’s eastern shore.“The intentional burning of these political signs, along with the beliefs, religious views and race of this political affiliation, directly coincides with the victim,” a Princess Anne police officer wrote.The alleged arson was committed “with discrimination or malice toward a particular group, or someone’s belief,” according to Caryn L. McMahon, the town’s deputy chief fire marshal. Read more (4/20/17) How many republicans dressed up life size dummies as President Obama and then staged lynchings with them, and then when they got called out they cried “Freedom of Speech?”How many republicans openly support Milo Yiannopoulos and Richard Spencer and David Duke? White people, is this what you think a hate crime looks like? If only we could all be so lucky. Thank goodness these ridiculous charges were dropped:https://www.google.com/amp/www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-trump-sign-folo-20170420-story,amp.html“It’s not OK to squelch someone’s political views, but that doesn’t excuse what the police and fire marshal did here. I think it’s clear that they need remedial education on what is and isn’t a hate crime in Maryland,” Rocah said.“
Crime, Fire, and Google: WEDA
 T U MP
 P N C E
 GREAT AGAIN!
 MAKE AM
stringsdafistmcgee:

micdotcom:

Baltimore teens charged with hate crime for burning Trump signWas it a hate crime when two Baltimore teens lit a large Trump sign on fire? Police in Somerset County, Maryland, think so.D'Asia R. Perry, of Baltimore, and Joy M. Shuford, of suburban Owings Mills, both 19 years old, have been charged with arson, hate crimes and other offenses for setting fire to a Trump campaign sign outside a sporting goods shop in Princess Anne, on Maryland’s eastern shore.“The intentional burning of these political signs, along with the beliefs, religious views and race of this political affiliation, directly coincides with the victim,” a Princess Anne police officer wrote.The alleged arson was committed “with discrimination or malice toward a particular group, or someone’s belief,” according to Caryn L. McMahon, the town’s deputy chief fire marshal. Read more (4/20/17)

How many republicans dressed up life size dummies as President Obama and then staged lynchings with them, and then when they got called out they cried “Freedom of Speech?”How many republicans openly support Milo Yiannopoulos and Richard Spencer and David Duke? White people, is this what you think a hate crime looks like? If only we could all be so lucky.  Thank goodness these ridiculous charges were dropped:https://www.google.com/amp/www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-trump-sign-folo-20170420-story,amp.html“It’s not OK to squelch someone’s political views, but that doesn’t excuse what the police and fire marshal did here. I think it’s clear that they need remedial education on what is and isn’t a hate crime in Maryland,” Rocah said.“

stringsdafistmcgee: micdotcom: Baltimore teens charged with hate crime for burning Trump signWas it a hate crime when two Baltimore teens ...

Burger King, Clothes, and Food: Burger King Worker DENMARK UNITED STATES S20 an hour 5Weeks paid vacation Pension Plarn Doesn't have to struggle to get by. $9an hour No paid vacation No Pension Plan Has to choose between buying food or clothes. fightfor15.org fb.com/fightfor151@fightfor15 iopele: queerspeculativefiction: heidiblack: pillowswithboners: luchagcaileag: This isn’t because Burger King is nicer in Denmark. It’s the law, and the US is actually the only so-called “developed” country that doesn’t mandate jobs provide a minimum amount of paid vacation, sick leave, or both. kinda debunks that claim that they can’t afford to pay their workers those sort of wages and still make a profit Its corporate greed, plain and simple. It is the same in Sweden. It is so funny every time an american company opens up offices here and then tries to do it the american way and all the unions go “I don’t think so”. Like when Toys ‘r Us opened in sweden 1995. They refused to sign on to the union deals that govern such things as pay/pension and vacation in Sweden. Most of our rights are not mandated by law (we don’t have a minimum wage for example) but are made in voluntary agreements between the unions and the companies. But they refused, saying that they had never negotiated with any unions anywhere else in the world and weren’t planning to do it in Sweden either.  Of course a lot of people thought it was useless fighting against an international giant, but Handels (the store worker’s union) said that they could not budge, because that might mean that the whole Swedish model might crumble. So they went on strike in the three stores that the company had opened so far. Cue a shitstorm from the press, and from right wing politicians. But the members were all for it, and other unions started doing sympathy actions. The teamsters refused to deliver goods to their stores, the financial unions blockaded all economical transactions regarding Toys ‘r Us and the strike got strong international support as well, especially in the US. In the end, Toys ‘r Us caved in, signed the union deal, and thus their employees got the same treatment as Swedish store workers everywhere. The right to be treated as bloody human beings and not disposable cogs in a machine. and that story right there? is exactly why Republicans in the US work so hard to bust unions. it’s because unionizing WORKS and they’re terrified of workers actually having some power.
Burger King, Clothes, and Food: Burger King Worker
 DENMARK UNITED STATES
 S20 an hour
 5Weeks paid vacation
 Pension Plarn
 Doesn't have to struggle
 to get by.
 $9an hour
 No paid vacation
 No Pension Plan
 Has to choose between
 buying food or clothes.
 fightfor15.org fb.com/fightfor151@fightfor15
iopele:

queerspeculativefiction:

heidiblack:

pillowswithboners:

luchagcaileag:

This isn’t because Burger King is nicer in Denmark. It’s the law, and the US is actually the only so-called “developed” country that doesn’t mandate jobs provide a minimum amount of paid vacation, sick leave, or both.

kinda debunks that claim that they can’t afford to pay their workers those sort of wages and still make a profit

Its corporate greed, plain and simple.

It is the same in Sweden. It is so funny every time an american company opens up offices here and then tries to do it the american way and all the unions go “I don’t think so”.
Like when Toys ‘r Us opened in sweden 1995.
They refused to sign on to the union deals that govern such things as pay/pension and vacation in Sweden. Most of our rights are not mandated by law (we don’t have a minimum wage for example) but are made in voluntary agreements between the unions and the companies.
But they refused, saying that they had never negotiated with any unions anywhere else in the world and weren’t planning to do it in Sweden either. 
Of course a lot of people thought it was useless fighting against an international giant, but Handels (the store worker’s union) said that they could not budge, because that might mean that the whole Swedish model might crumble. So they went on strike in the three stores that the company had opened so far.
Cue a shitstorm from the press, and from right wing politicians. But the members were all for it, and other unions started doing sympathy actions. The teamsters refused to deliver goods to their stores, the financial unions blockaded all economical transactions regarding Toys ‘r Us and the strike got strong international support as well, especially in the US.
In the end, Toys ‘r Us caved in, signed the union deal, and thus their employees got the same treatment as Swedish store workers everywhere.
The right to be treated as bloody human beings and not disposable cogs in a machine.


and that story right there? is exactly why Republicans in the US work so hard to bust unions. it’s because unionizing WORKS and they’re terrified of workers actually having some power.

iopele: queerspeculativefiction: heidiblack: pillowswithboners: luchagcaileag: This isn’t because Burger King is nicer in Denmark. It’s...