USA Today: Fast-food workers strike, seeking $15 wage, political muscle
Fast-food workers nationwide staged walkouts Tuesday, Nov. 10 in an effort to raise the minimum wage.
Tens of thousands of workers and supporters rallied in 1,000 U.S. cities advocating for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, as well as to bring attention to low-paid home care, child care, farm, nursing home and other workers fighting to be recognized.
USA Today spoke with MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes COO Michael Mabry about how a wage increase could impact the franchise restaurant industry.
According to the article, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes pays workers an average of $9 to $14 an hour. Mabry told USA Today that an increase to $15 would cause franchisees to raise their prices and cut the number of workers per location.
Furthermore, Mabry mentioned that at the proposed $15 an hour, franchisees would cease hiring teenagers, taking away a common entry into the American workforce.
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