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Lynzie: 29; Olympia, WA, USA; cis woman; white; asexual and panromantic; extremely liberal; feminist.

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The term “McJob” has come to epitomize all that’s wrong with the low-wage service industry jobs that are growing part of the U.S economy. “It beats flipping burgers,” the cliché goes, because no matter what your job might be, it’s assumed to be better than working in a fast-food restaurant.


Today in New York City, though, hundreds of workers at dozens of fast-food chain stores are walking out on strike, demanding better of those jobs. At McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, KFC, Taco Bell, and Domino’s Pizza locations, workers have been organizing, and today they launch their campaign. They want a raise, to $15-an-hour from their current near-minimum wage pay, and recognition for their independent union, the Fast Food Workers Committee.


Saavedra Jantuah, who works at a Burger King on 34th St. in Manhattan, explained that the $7.30 she makes per hour after two years on the job doesn’t pay her enough to support her son. “I’m doing it for him, I’m going on strike so I can bring my family together underneath one household,” she said. “A union can help us get to where we can make it in New York.”

McJobs Should Pay, Too: It’s Time for Fast-Food Workers To Get Living Wages - Sarah Jaffe - The Atlantic

Cannot even express how thrilled I am about this story. I’ll be on the picket lines with the workers in a couple of hours, with photos and more stories. Service jobs don’t have to be lousy jobs—respect and a decent wage would do a lot. 

(via differentclasswar)

Food workers need this SO desperately.

(via stfuconservatives)

This is awesome, but I can pretty much guarantee that the dude who owns the Domino’s franchise I work at would just fire us all rather than give us a raise. He literally gives the assistant managers a 25c raise over the rest of us. If they want more than that after a year they have to make a presentation to prove that they deserve it, and I have yet to hear of anyone succeeding at the presentation. To save on labor he tells us, if there are no deliveries, to send our opening driver home 10 minutes before the next driver comes in because orders don’t have to be clocked out until 15 minutes after they’re placed. 10 minutes at $8 an hour is worth that to him, apparently. He closed an entire store because his rent on it was raised slightly, putting ~20 people out of work. I could go on, but I think you get the picture - Domino’s is cheap, but he is significantly cheaper.

(via stfuconservatives)

shutthefuckupstraightpeople:

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genderbitch:

freedominwickedness:

There’s a ton of misinformation going around Tumblr on this, so I’m going to post some actual facts on the situation before I go to bed.

Tammy Baldwin was one of 184 cosponsors of H.R. 2015, the trans-inclusive version of ENDA which was put before Congress in 2007. Unfortunately, Barney Frank — the bill’s originating sponsor — unilaterally withdrew H.R. 2015 from consideration and replaced it with H.R. 3685, a “gays only” version of ENDA. Frank argued that cutting trans rights out of ENDA was politically necessary because trans rights were an extremist position which would endanger moderate Democrats in swing states, whereas gay rights were “politically realistic”.

Tammy Baldwin not only refused to cosponsor H.R. 3685, but threw Frank’s betrayal of trans people in his face by introducing an amendment which would have reintroduced trans rights to ENDA while it was on the House floor, effectively reversing Frank’s replacement of H.R. 2015 with H.R. 3685. Barney Frank killed Baldwin’s amendment by cashing in favors with Democratic Party leaders, who told Baldwin that they would only let her introduce the floor amendment if she agreed to withdraw it before an actual vote was called. This way she would get ten minutes of floor debate time to make a public case for trans rights, but they would not under any circumstances permit a vote on the amendment.

It is neither accurate nor fair to call Tammy Baldwin a transphobe for not being powerful enough to single-handedly secure trans inclusion in ENDA against the entire fucking establishment of the Democratic Party. She stuck her neck way, way out to go to bat for trans people over ENDA, and that was an extremely courageous thing to do considering that she was a relative nobody in Congress explicitly going toe-to-toe with one of the most powerful men in Washington.

This chick fought tooth and nail for us and fuckers like Barney Frank kicked her legs out from under her.

So I for one am glad that Tammy Baldwin won.

As a trans woman.

reblogging this here because i got some feedback on announcing her win here, and this needs to be known

I had wanted to end my election blogging when I went to bed but it seems I re-blogged some serious mis-information, so reblogging for clarity. 

motherjones:

(via)

YES PLEASE
boy was it embarrassing trying to explain to my japanese friend WHY we don’t have a decent train system
"oh well basically… my country sucks idk :("

motherjones:

(via)

YES PLEASE

boy was it embarrassing trying to explain to my japanese friend WHY we don’t have a decent train system

"oh well basically… my country sucks idk :("

think-progress:

Please SIGN and SHARE. It’s an under-reported story, but it has massive implications. Find out more details about the voter purge here.

FUCK RICK SCOTT

motherjones:

26-year-old Sarah Barnes’s alleged response to allegedly burning down the fifth oldest tree in the world—a 3,500-year-old, 118-foot-tall bald cypress—while (allegedly) on meth. Barnes is allegedly from Florida.

what the fuck did i just read

NO WHY DID YOU BURN DOWN AN INCREDIBLY OLD TREE WHAT THE FUCKKKKK

canisfamiliaris:

The 1% on the Shoulders of the 99%

Korean sculptor and installation artist Do Ho Suh created this awesome installation, entitled Floor, that might not look like much until you get good and close to it. Glass plates rest on thousands of multicolored miniature plastic figures who are crowded together with their heads and arms turned skyward. Together, they support the weight of the individual visitor who steps onto the floor.

Currently showing at Lehmann Maupin’s pop-up gallery at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI) until February 11th, Floor is a wonderfully thought-provoking installation.

[via archiemcphee :: My Modern Metropolis]

(via fuckyeahfeminists)

I got a little bit of income from my book, but I gave that all away. And then I get speakers’ fees from time to time, but not very much.

Out-of-touch Republican presidential front-runner MITT ROMNEY, who earned $374,327.62 in speaker’s fees from February, 2010 to February, 2011 — an average of more than $41,000 per speech.

Only a dumbass One Percenter with six houses would call $374K “not very much.”

(via the New York Times)

But remember, guys; OBAMA is the elitist here.

(via stfuconservatives)

runfromtheherd:

xysmas:

Tuition Hikes.
Occupy Albuquerque, 10/8/2011

Tell people they can’t afford college, & then tell them to do math. That’s just cruel, man.

(via motherjones)

twelvefootmountaintroll:

sweetcalamity:

German teenager Kim Petras has become the world’s youngest operated transsexual youngest child whose personal surgical procedure has been made into a public spectacle by the media after undergoing a surgery at the age of just 16. The procedure – carried out in secret and paid for by the German health service, which doesn’t sound at all secretive to me– was authorised after psychologists cissexist gatekeepers confirmed used their privileged position of power and culturally-upheld superiority to proclaim that she was “without doubt a girl in a boy’s body” a girl, something she knew all along and didn’t need anyone else to tell her. It is the world’s youngest ever most sensationalized full sex change operation vaginoplasty what does “full sex change operation” even mean seriously you guys and Kim had been undergoing hormone therapy since the age of 12. We’re not sure why we need to report all this information. Should we list any other medications she might be on as well? I hear she took Nyquil a couple months ago too.

Kim overcame years of taunts and bullying to achieve her dream of becoming a girl and now must contend with this kind of ignorant bullshit media coverage, isn’t that nice? And has begun a modelling career and launched a CD which is more of a contribution to the world than whoever wrote this original article could ever hope to give.
Kim, who is now studying fashion design, began calling herself a girl when she was just two years old knew who the fuck she was since she was born jeez what a surprise you douchebags get over yourselves already.(oddee.com)

yeah this is a GOOD VERSION

(via lipstick-feminists)