In this country’s recent economic woes, one of the most important aspects in maintaining a strong and stable business is keeping your workforce happy. As any good consultant would say, a contented employee is a motivated employee. This would then result to higher productivity which could ultimately mean bigger profits for the organization.
One way of keeping employees loyal and engaged to the company is by making sure that they are paid well for their efforts. Aside from keeping them happy and preventing them from jumping ship, a well compensated worker will certainly not think about picking up their placards and staging a demonstration on the streets like what happened recently:
Labor organizers turned up the pressure on McDonald’s and other fast-food chains to raise worker pay on Thursday, with plans to stage actions in more than 30 countries.
The demonstrations build on a campaign by unions to bring attention to the plight of low-wage workers and get the public behind the idea of a $15-an-hour wage.
The protests are being backed by the Service Employees International Union and began in New York City in late 2012. Since then, organizers have steadily ramped up actions to keep the issue in the spotlight.
In March, for instance, lawsuits filed in three states accused McDonald’s of denying breaks and engaging in other practices that deprive employees of their rightful pay. Workers were referred to lawyers by union organizers, who announced protests over “wage theft” the following week.
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(Article Excerpt from: “Fast-food Protest Happen in Richmond and Across the World”, Fox News published May 16, 2014)