I just deleted a eight paragraph post on this account of what will be a doomed attempt to organize fast food workers in Detroit (yeah, I know: the timing was perfect, huh?). As you might guess, I was not impressed with their chances for success; alas, I was also boring, so I just deleted the whole dang thing. Bottom line: there are reasons why Big Labor hasn’t been able to organize fast food employees before*.
PS: I suppose that I should note that I own a few shares of McDonald’s stock. God only knows where they are at this point.
*Not least of which is: any half-smart franchise willing to contemplate letting the unions in would absolutely insist on mandatory drug testing. It’d be the only way to get useless workers fired under that scenario**.
**I spent seven years at the Scotsman as a spatula serf. Who was smoking weed, back then? God love you, man: who wasn’t smoking weed? From the store manager on down. NTIWKAAT, of course.