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Massive Protest Planned Against Trump As 340,000 Workers To Strike On May 1

Posted by on Mar. 18, 2017 at 2:43 PM
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Massive Protest Planned Against Trump As 340,000 Workers To Strike On May 1

A massive protest is being planned against Donald Trump as at least 340,000 will walk off the job and strike around the country on May 1.

Massive Protest Planned Against Trump As 340,000 Workers To Strike On May 1

A massive protest is being planned against Donald Trump as at least 340,000 will walk off the job and strike around the country on May 1.

Buzzfeed News reported, “Almost 350,000 service workers plan to strike on May 1, a traditional day for labor activism across the world, in the most direct attempt yet by organized labor to capture the energy from a resurgent wave of activism across the country since the election of Donald Trump.”

300,000 fast food workers and 40,000 unionized service workers plan to strike. The workers correctly believe that they are in the crosshairs of the Trump administration. The Trump immigration actions, healthcare bill, and budget would all hurt workers who are often classified as the working people. These are the people who work 2 or 3 low wage service industry jobs and struggle to keep food on the table, rent paid, and the lights on.

The Trump administration represents the biggest threat to workers since the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Trump has a stated goal of busting unions and lowering wages. The President is fond of promising “good jobs” for people, but he never defines what he considers to be a good job. There is a very good reason why Trump never talks about wages and pay.

Trump intends to take away labor law protections from workers and reduce wages.

As a candidate, Trump argued that wages must be kept low, “Whether it’s taxes or wages, if they’re too high we’re not going to be able to compete with other countries.”

Trump wants only two classes to exist in America, the rich, and everyone else.

by on Mar. 18, 2017 at 2:43 PM
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Rhodin
by Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 3:26 PM
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My first thought was "What, another one?" Also, how many of them can actually afford to take off for this protest?
Cenedra64
by Bronze Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 7:18 PM

Sad thing is it won't get through to him, he's filthy rich.  He said minimum wage was a good thing for this country. 

TommieToo
by Silver Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 11:28 PM

So you see them as SLAVES to their masters, the corporate world.  

Yes, we must keep those wages low so they can't afford to fight for better conditions.

Quoting Rhodin: My first thought was "What, another one?" Also, how many of them can actually afford to take off for this protest?


Carpy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 19, 2017 at 7:02 AM
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I'll have to remember to bring my lunch that day.
blondekosmic15
by Ruby Member on Mar. 19, 2017 at 8:35 AM
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Don't forget to wear your pro-Trump t-shirt and wave your "Trump will make America great again" banner.

Quoting Carpy: I'll have to remember to bring my lunch that day.


Rhodin
by Member on Mar. 19, 2017 at 8:39 AM
I didn't think too far into it, I just know there are people who can't pay their bills if they take a day off. The article didn't mention a fund to support them while they were off, but I guess the unions could pay them.


Also, it seems like there have been protests every day since Trump got elected. That's why I feel sort of like "meh, who cares".

Quoting TommieToo:

So you see them as SLAVES to their masters, the corporate world.  

Yes, we must keep those wages low so they can't afford to fight for better conditions.

Quoting Rhodin: My first thought was "What, another one?" Also, how many of them can actually afford to take off for this protest?

Ms.KitKat
by on Mar. 19, 2017 at 9:07 AM
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How can they afford NOT to ?

Quoting Rhodin: My first thought was "What, another one?" Also, how many of them can actually afford to take off for this protest?
Ms.KitKat
by on Mar. 19, 2017 at 9:16 AM
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Something tells me you never really cared in the first place.
My dad was in the union and I recall several times he was on strike. These were rough times for my family as he only was paid only a small portion of his pay for a short period. Still all workers could not afford the long term ramifications if they did not stand up and make a stand.
And isn't this group the one trump promised so many jobs - too many jobs they would have trouble deciding which one to work at.
Seems like the real message was : they won't have to decide since they will need to work 2-3 jobs just to afford food for their family


Quoting Rhodin: I didn't think too far into it, I just know there are people who can't pay their bills if they take a day off. The article didn't mention a fund to support them while they were off, but I guess the unions could pay them.


Also, it seems like there have been protests every day since Trump got elected. That's why I feel sort of like "meh, who cares".

Quoting TommieToo:

So you see them as SLAVES to their masters, the corporate world.  

Yes, we must keep those wages low so they can't afford to fight for better conditions.

Quoting Rhodin: My first thought was "What, another one?" Also, how many of them can actually afford to take off for this protest?

TommieToo
by Silver Member on Mar. 19, 2017 at 11:41 AM


Quoting Rhodin: I didn't think too far into it,  That my dear is a MAJOR part of America's problems today.
.I just know there are people who can't pay their bills if they take a day off.  Don't you realize that is WHY they feel they MUST protest
The article didn't mention a fund to support them while they were off, but I guess the unions could pay them.  Hardly, your "kind" have destroyed the Unions, but you know that don't you?
Also, it seems like there have been protests every day since Trump got elected. That's why I feel sort of like "meh, who cares".  Perhaps you should ask yourself why they are willing to put themselves out there in all kinds of weather, march long distances and stand for hours, in uncomfortable and crowded conditions.  You remind me of the infamous Queen (who later lost her head) who when she heard the peasants were starving from lack of bread said, "Let them eat cake."
Quoting TommieToo:

So you see them as SLAVES to their masters, the corporate world.  

Yes, we must keep those wages low so they can't afford to fight for better conditions.

Quoting Rhodin: My first thought was "What, another one?" Also, how many of them can actually afford to take off for this protest?


sillygirl83
by Silver Member on Mar. 19, 2017 at 6:11 PM
I hope they all get fired.
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