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From City to Farm – Technology Explodes Minimum Wage Debate

Lost opportunities from wage fight

Socialist Kshama Sawant-Seattle City Council
Socialist Kshama Sawant-Seattle Council

Across Washington State and the rest of the country, the battle over hiking the minimum wage continues to heat up.

Governor Inslee proposes that our state’s minimum wage should be $13.50 an hour.

Seattle’s socialist City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant campaigned and won on a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage.  SeaTac also has a $15 minimum wage.

New organizations are quickly springing up to promote the $15 proposal, each with a different spin.

Chicago’s Fight for 15 includes a host of other initiatives along with the $15 minimum wage, including unions and women’s rights.

15Now.org explains that Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz makes $9, 637 an hour, compared to his employees. Continue reading From City to Farm – Technology Explodes Minimum Wage Debate

How Fight for 15 will lead to ‘Smart Dining’ and less jobs

“Smart Dining” outsmarts Fight for 15

Unions have focused their “Fight for 15” minimum wage movement on food service workers in large corporations.  Across the country, support has been growing.

Ironically, those big corporations are the most prepared to compensate for increased labor costs with “Smart Dining” — replacing workers with machines.

Restaurant chains are incorporating Smart Dining that will hedge against rising labor costs.  Chilis, Applebees, and Buffalo Wild Wings have already begun using table tablets for many waiter tasks, as demostrated here:

Continue reading How Fight for 15 will lead to ‘Smart Dining’ and less jobs