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Week Two Discussion Session 1Follow the Instructions on the DB Entrance Block.Answer either Q1 or Q2 (Note: Answering both will not contribute to a higher grade.)Q1 Discuss why there has been a recent movement to unionize fast food workers. Whatare the key labor issues? Analyze the impact and effects if fast food workers were tounionize.
recent attempts have beenmade to unionize fast-foodworkers, one of the largestsegments in the country, and,at the sametime, raise theminimum wage to $15 an hour“Social inequality has been directly tied to the decline of labor unions. In aneffort to reverse the trend, recent attempts have been made to unionize fast-foodworkers, one of the largest segments in the country, and, at the same time, raisethe minimum wage to $15 an hour.” (Beaver, 2016).The declining wages of low-income workers and the reasons that wages have not increased can be traced tothe decline of unions in the private sector.Employment growth in fast foodworkers, which represent approximately 3.9 million individuals, is occurring outsideof the union.Fast food workers issues are vast.Some of the most common issues includelow wages, work schedule issues, unpredictable hours, denial of breaks, overtimeissues, feelings of dehumanization due to the assembly-line nature of their work,and other poor working conditions-related issues.Fast-food workers have little sayover their working conditions.Moreover, given the absence of a union and acollective bargaining agreement, workers have little recourse when it comes tohealth and safety issues, retaliation, and harassment.

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