I was in New York back in April during the fast food workers strike against the prevailing minimum wage. They want to raise the wage to $15. Amusing to say the least.
I think the whole argument is flawed. Consider:
Gregory Reynoso, a driver for a Domino’s in Brooklyn, complains that he is making $7.25 an hour after a year and a half on the job. “It’s impossible to support a family on $7.25 an hour,” said Mr. Reynoso, 26, who lives with his 3-year-old daughter and his wife, a part-time employee at Macy’s. “We’re just surviving.”
The reality is that these jobs are not meant to be used to raise a family. Neither are they meant to be a job that an individual stays at for more than a year or possibly two. These jobs are meant to be entry level jobs in the job market. A place where an individual learns to work, to take instruction, follow through, show up on time. A place to learn customer service.
The argument that you cannot support a family working at Burger King is not a valid argument for raising the minimum wage.