Fast-food fight: Living wage or invitation to robots? Twitter debates
The argument over a wage hike for fast-food workers -- and whom it might hurt -- is bouncing around the Internet as restaurant employees stage protests Thursday.
"I'm trying to survive," one worker told the L.A. Times.
But critics of the proposed wage hike predict dire consequences. Machines, they say, will take over fast food-jobs. Robots! cried one ad. On Twitter, a range of wage earners threw in their two cents -- from one man who says he makes $10 an hour to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whose salary in 2010 was $223,500.
See some highlights from the Twitter fight below.
Fast Food Workers want $15/hr!!! I take care of people and make $10.... Sorry guys, but can we meet in the middle and both get $12.50/hr?— Andy Pletcher (@ficklejar) August 29, 2013
Today, workers across America are fighting to secure a living wage. Congress must #raisethewage to ensure basic economic security for all.— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 29, 2013
18 million children have parents who will get a raise by increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. #RaiseTheWage— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 17, 2013
Katherine, 20 and 7 months pregnant, with newspaper from the first strike says "I'm excited, everyone is fighting" pic.twitter.com/HxxXukH21X— Dominica Lim (@Dominica_Lim) August 29, 2013
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