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Intent on Leading a 'Political Revolution,' Not Just a Campaign, Sanders Rallies Support for McDonald's Strike

Intent on Leading a 'Political Revolution,' Not Just a Campaign, Sanders Rallies Support for McDonald's Strike

Julia Conley, staff writer

In a demonstration of what the Bernie Sanders campaign says makes its operation unique—"not just a campaign, but a movement"—its email list, social media team, and volunteer network was mobilized to galvanize support for a series of strikes by fast food workers taking place nationwide on Thursday.

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Have you been inside a renovated McDonald’s lately? You don’t order at a counter with a real person anymore, you order and pay at a kiosk. You take your cup off the stack and fill it yourself, and finally a live person hands you a bag with your order. In the drive through, the cups are filled automatically based on the orders. Just about everything in a McDonald’s restaurant can be done more effectively and efficiently by a machine than a human. Wanna see that trend toward automation keep going? Keep raising labor rates so that it is also more cost effective to use machines than people. Pretty soon we’ll be seeing McDonald’s restaurants with only one live employee on the premises!

What about the cows? Do they get to go on strike too?

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Have you noticed that they’re automating jobs that currently pay only $9/hour?

I have a funny feeling that the drive to automation will go on no matter how much workers make.

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Oh yes, there is ONE reason. GREED

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Yay! All celebrate the race to the bottom!

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Don’t need as much management without workers.

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McDonalds is a prime example of a huge concept that needs to be reworked. Namely, excess packaging. Cook from home. Pack meals in reusable containers. Work from home when you can.
McDonald’s, could you consider putting your product in the customer’s reusable container???