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Fast Food Workers Spark Protests On Tax Day For $15 Minimum Wage

There are many industries across the country that could use a boost in hourly wages. Fast food is one of those industries where even a full-time worker would not be able to earn a livable wage, unless they were in management. So many of this country’s great workers are getting by on $7.25 per hour, with the help of government subsidies. For many reasons it is not right for the government to have to support these workers, many of whom do work an honest full-time job already. These businesses that employ adults at these wages are essentially contributing to the national debt, and forcing their workers to remain in poverty. In the past if you worked for one of these places and became too vocal about how little you made, they would just find a reason to terminate your employment, and then replace you with someone else desperate to work. Now the workers are starting to unite and stand up for themselves with the help of social media, and the high visibility that the Internet brings them.

Fast Food Workers Spark Protests On Tax Day For $15 Minimum Wage

Fast Food Strike On Tax Day

Fast Food workers in some cities have decided to protest the minimum wages they earn. (Image from Wikipedia)

Asking for a $15 per hour minimum wage may seem silly to some of us who may not feel that the lowest wage earners should earn as much as they do. This just highlights the fact that most wages are already in need of an adjustment. We cannot raise the minimum wage, only to leave out the median workers who already earn around that much in the first place. All of these low to middle wages would need a meaningful increase. Sure, we probably won’t settle on $15 right away, but some workers have successfully opened the eyes of their employers to get their wages increased by $2 or more per hour, which means a lot to each and every employee that sees it.

Fast Food Workers Spark Protests On Tax Day For $15 Minimum Wage.

About Steven Kenniff

Lives in Phoenix, AZ. Graduated from Arizona State University in 2005. Writes for American Live Wire, GM Roadster and Northstar Media

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