Minimum wage activists are slowly getting their wish to pass a $15 minimum wage. It has been passed in California, Oregon, New York and soon to be other states.
Activists claim that the higher minimum wage will help people out of poverty and even create more jobs.
Well, maybe not.
Wendy’s fast food restaurant chain says it will begin offering self-serve kiosks at its 6,000-plus locations across America, making them available to costumers by the end of 2016.
The fast food giant’s decision to move toward automation comes just as “Fight for $15”–a progressive protest movement, pushing minimum wage hikes–is applying pressure on state governments to raise wages for low-skilled fast food workers.
Last August, Wendy’s CFO Todd Penegor told investors that mandated wage hikes will cause his company to pursue other innovative avenues that could lead to fewer jobs for low-skill workers.
This is what the leftists want. They want fewer people employed and more people on government assistance. The whole “Fight for $15” was designed to make more people dependant on the State.
Instead of having the government set wages, why not let workers negotiate their actual worth?
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