The video below is unreal. Adults are asking for $15 an hour for doing a low-skilled fast food job not meant to be a career. They say with a straight face that they deserve more than what a paramedic gets.
Flash forward to what happened when workers got the $15 an hour like they did in New York. See our report below the video to see that the grass isn’t greener with a $15 minimum wage.
A local news reporter for Fox News in Michigan asks a protester who wants $15 an hour why she deserves it:
“Some people say paramedics don’t even get fifteen dollars an hour and they save lives. So why should fast food workers get that?”
Her response is classic:
“Because we do too much”
The report goes on to describe how protesters won’t stand with the politicians if they don’t stand with fast food workers. It’s the old union tactic of strong-arming the politicians. Quid pro quo…
Then the video cuts to a different woman answering why she’s protesting:
“Because we need fifteen dollars and a union because we can’t live off minimum wage…it’s just not possible.”
The reporter asks what she does at her job that’s so difficult:
“So for those of you who don’t understand how tough your job is, describe a day at your job. What’s the hardest part?”
The protester answers:
“A day at my job is me doing everything from running the drive-thru to washing dishes to prepping food…So it’s a lot of work and I work the night shift.”
A fast food job was never meant to be a career. You’re supposed to move on from the entry-level and strive to do something more. The jobs are meant for teens and people just entering the workforce.
A fifteen dollar minimum wage has only caused people in low-skilled jobs to lose those jobs. The employer obviously must cut employees if the minimum wage goes up almost double what it was. The New York Times reported in February of this year that the fifteen dollar minimum wage has caused joblessness for fast food workers. The workers are now asking to be shielded from being fired without a “valid reason”:
New York City’s fast-food industry has served as a laboratory for the nation’s labor movement for the last several years.
Its workers were the first to stage rallies demanding a minimum wage of $15 an hour. Then, they pressed for changes in the way national restaurant chains set their work schedules.
Now, they are asking the City Council to shield them from being fired without a valid reason.
Even though the hike in minimum wage has caused more joblessness in the fast foood “laboratory” of New York, Illinois and other states are moving forward with the fifteen dollar minimum wage.
This is yet another example of the left not thinking through a policy that hurts businesses and therefore lowers employment of low-skilled workers and teens.