"Thousands of entry-level opportunities" will vanish.
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The chain figures the hike would need to be "something like 50 percent."
Not just for fast-food workers anymore.
Some are already swapping veggies for grains, which require less work.
"Whatever a legislature decides should be the minimum wage should be the minimum wage for everybody."
According to statistics from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
They fear their volunteer model will be targeted by labor officials.
The group argues this week's $2.50 tipped-wage bump is "hardship" enough.
The Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell's School of Hotel Administration says it's a good thing, actually.
They've fallen almost 10 percent over the past five years.
Apparently the plan will empower people with "no experience or skills."
Many have hailed it as a major victory, but not everyone is happy.
The pay bump will be phased in over several years.
A customer was supposedly protesting Seattle's $15 minimum wage in the worst way possible.
If implemented, it would be a major raise over the current rate of $8.75 — and the industry is already worried about the extra money.
Basic law of burritonomics.
City Comptroller Scott Stringer finds the average weekly pay increase would be $139 per person.
She's pushing for $15 an hour — up from $8.75.
"Nowhere is the income gap more extreme and obnoxious than in the fast-food industry."
Each Olive Garden location costs taxpayers $196,970 a year.