This Thursday will spark another round of protests attacking fast food chains like McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, and Walmart for not paying a higher living or minimum wage to employees. Under current federal law, employees making minimum wage earn $7.25 per hour, which for a full time employee averages $15,080 a year minus overtime. The argument for a higher living wage is not one based on math, worth as an employee or a higher total output for the employer, but on fairness and entitlement. Union leaders and political activists, who provided the majority of the paid protesters on Black Friday against Walmart, seem to think very little of the “poor” helpless people who have jobs this holiday season.
Here are 5 things that union leaders, paid and unpaid protesters, as well as hard working Americans can keep in mind when fighting against the injustice of agreed paid wages: [Continue reading]