Chicago, IL—Those fast food workers seeking unionization and a $15.00 per hour minimum wage are incredibly delusional. Frankly if they were smart enough to figure out the folly of the efforts they’d not be working in fast food!
Fast food appeals to Americans because it’s cheap and fast. Unionization will kill this necessary industry along with the jobs and some needed training workers are currently enjoying.
Flipping burgers was never meant to be a career but a stepping-stone. Getting a job at one of the many fast food chains is suited for young people just starting out in the workforce.
These jobs may also suitable for some retirees supplementing social security and to stay useful in declining years. An entry-level job in fast food is anything but a suitable career goal.
If burger flippers were paid as skilled workers they would never have incentive to learn and move on to become more valuable to our workforce.
Let’s talk about the fast food products. Fast food is generally minimally acceptable for healthy diets. This is the rock bottom of nutrition. Pink slime and pressed mystery meat processing has made unsalable meat products somewhat acceptable at least in looks. In the end most of it's really crap.
Our nation has rapidly declined and is spiraling into joining the Third World. A $15.00 per hour minimum wage will certainly kill jobs along with important incentive for workers to gain better skills.
The poverty that fast food workers complain about is exactly why fast food is popular. The poor cannot afford to eat at the sit-down restaurants where burgers are better and cost $8.00.
Even our middle class has to settle for cheap meals at least part of the time. Paying for the kid’s braces or gas for the car means more visits to the Taco-Bell for meals.
If the demands of some fast food workers are met they will actually suffer more than ever. Not only will their employers shut down but also they will no longer have meals they can afford.
In the end it will be fast food workers that suffer the most with a boost in the minimum wage.