(The Root) — The issue of a living wage has been on quite a few minds, and lips, recently, what with the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in which Martin Luther King Jr. led the call for fair treatment and employment.
On Thursday, just ahead of the Labor Day weekend, fast-food workers in nearly 60 cities across the nation went on a one-day strike to force the raising of the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour. The strikers are also demanding the right to unionize. Protests, which began in New York City last November, are taking place outside chain restaurants like McDonald’s and Burger King in cities including Indianapolis, Detroit and Chicago.
Twitter has been on fire with conversation on the matter, with some in favor of increasing the minimum wage and others against it. Check out some of the debate below.
Y’all don’t even realize an increase in minimum wage will also raise your wage too. Y’all fighting against yourselves.
— Steph B-More (@StephBMore) August 29, 2013
Something tells me that the people, who are upset over the idea of fast-food workers making $15/hr, don’t make $15/hr themselves. . .
— Cocky McSwagsalot (@MoreAndAgain) August 29, 2013
$15 for fast food workers???? Heck no!! What kind of minimum wage is that???? It’s not a skilled job….
— christine brown (@christinebrownA) August 29, 2013
Never turn my nose up at anyone’s profession. A job is a job. Long as you helping provide for your family and yourself.
— Nicky Tarantino (@FreshAIG) August 29, 2013
Working 40+ hours a week & still not being able to make ends meet is almost worse than being unemployed.
— Karl Farbman (@ProfessorBLove) August 29, 2013
@texasentinel don’t like minimum wage? Find another job. No one put a gun to their head to force them to work a fast food job.