Sunday, March 4, 2012

Waffle House Execs Wage War on Their Customers. SB469. Balfour.

Yesterday morning Atlanta Jobs with Justice and Occupy Atlanta decided to let the good customers of Waffle House know that key executives of the company are trying to shut down 1st amendment rights for Georgians.

We hit a number of Waffle House locations in the downtown district and were able to engage hundreds of receptive customers.

Senator Don Balfour is the Vice President of Waffle House and he is desperately trying to ram through SB 469 which aims to 1) Undermine our 1st amendment rights 2) Destroy Labor Unions 3) Criminalize planned peaceful direct action

Dearest Senator Balfour,

Expect us.

Senator Balfour can be reached here:
2312 Waterscape Trail
Snellville, GA 30078
Phone: 770-729-5764
don.balfour@senate.ga.gov

7 comments:

  1. As a waffle house customer I know how to find my way to the Krystal of Cracker Barrell.

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    1. Occupy Atlanta is nothin but post college, and/or uneducated, unemployed people of the state who have nothing better to do. Get a job and stop antagonizing the hard working employees at Waffle house. The only people you are going to hurt are the employees of said store. You really think the higher up executives in the company care if you do this at one or two stores? Do you know how many stores there are company wide? Oh but you're just trying to prove a "point" right? Get a life then find a job and work hard like the rest of us do. I mean hell, I'd love to sit in a park and smoke pot and pretend to be fighting for a cause, then I graduated from high school and grew up. Seriously what are you proving? You have the right to assemble... Ok point proven, it was proven six months ago. I didn't even know you were still around. Anyway I have to get back to my JOB (that's where you go everyday and WORK for a common goal and get PAID for it) in case you didn't know.

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    2. Working too hard at your (most likely underpaying) job leaves you with little time to keep up with current events, I guess. The whole point of this Waffle House protest is that our right to peacefully assemble is under threat right now. And fyi, lots of people who support Occupy have jobs. We're just smart enough to know when we're getting screwed with long hours and low wages, and we aren't so beat down that we are grateful for the abuse.

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  2. If you don't like your wages or schedule then A: ask for a raise, and work hard to get it, B: ask for a schedule change, or C: quit and find a new job. Its really not that difficult. And fyi, you do have the right to peaceful assembly, just not on private property, which just so happens all Waffle houses are on. I bet you "voted for change" too. The only thing that's changed is our national debt for the bad. Congrats

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  3. Unemployment in Atlanta has been hovering around 11% for months. To say "get a job" in a condescending context reflects a misunderstanding of the job situation in our community.

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    1. It IS meant to be condescending! If people would get their assess off of their shoulders they would see that it's not hard. I'll go back to the topic of conversation in jest, but Waffle house is always hiring, always. If you don't have a job and you're desperate, then go apply there. Or McDonald or burger king. Don't sit there and say it's hard to get a job because it's not. I hire people every day. You may have to take something that someone would consider "below" them, but at least you have an INCOME.

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  4. I say lets organize the awful house cooks and waitresses into the united food and commercial workers union and help them get decent pay.People like Balfour make life miserable for those who would like to make a decent living which is why unions where formed in the first place. It's obvious he believes in slave labor,google awful house pay scales and see for yourself.

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