The minimum wage reflects maximum ignorance.
Thousands of fast-food workers and supporters went on a nationwide strike across 270 cities demanding a $15-an-hour minimum wage. They want to work at low-level unskilled jobs for a living wage and the left wants to define a minimum wage as a living wage.
In what has been hailed as the largest rally to date, the walkouts come three years after the advocacy group Fight for $15 started its campaign calling for higher wages, USA Today reported.
Workers from McDonald’s, Taco Bell and other chain restaurants protested in cities around the country on Tuesday to push fast food companies to pay them at least $15 an hour. As soon as they get the $15 an hour, many have said they will demand $!7 or $20 an hour. They focus on McDonald’s because they are not unionized.
The socialist Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is behind this movement.
Listen to this woman try to answer a question about being entitled in a comprehensible manner and fail at it.
The protesters went into a Taco Bell in Austin and look how this employee responded. The striking workers wanted her to join their protest and her answer is great!
LA,is already feeling the effects in apparel manufacturing, as many plan to outsource to escape the $15 an hour minimum wage by 2022, the LA Times reported.
American Apparel, the biggest clothing maker in Los Angeles, just wiped out about 500 local jobs and are looking to outsource.
Last year, Los Angeles County was home to 2,128 garment makers, down 33% from 2005, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. During that period, employment also plunged by a third, to 40,500 workers. Wages, meanwhile, jumped 17% adjusting for inflation, to $698 per week — although that can include pay for top executives, as well as bonuses, tips and paid vacation time.
Many big brands opted to leave the region in favor of cheaper locales. Guess Jeans moved production to Mexico and South America. Just a few years ago, premium denim maker Hudson Jeans began shifting manufacturing to Mexico.
“Manufacturers really have no choice,” said Jeff Mirvis of MGT Industries, whose father started the company in 1988. “With the rise of Forever 21 and stores like that, price points have gone down and down and down.”
There are other reasons in addition to the wage hikes but the forced wage increase is accelerating the situation. This movement exploits the poor and uneducated to move the country towards more socialism and grow the unions.
The graph below shows who will benefit from the increase in California at least until they automate or fold.