Fast food workers were encouraged to strike today, but why are they wanting $15 an hour, why not $20 or $12? What is the significance of $15, and it is the same request, coast to coast. Why just fast food, not any other type of job?
I believe they arrived at $15 because it's what the minimum wage should be if it accounted for inflation. And Fast Food workers are simply the first to mobilize. A lot of jobs are below this pay threshold, but they haven't organized as efficiently as fast food workers.
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