McDonald’s Self-Serve Kiosks A Response To Higher Minimum Wage?

inquisitr.com

McDonald’s is well on the way to offering self-serve kiosks at a majority of their stores instead of paying employees to ask, “Do you want fries with that?” The question is, are McDonald’s self-service kiosks just a result of the ongoing march of automated technology, or the result of minimum wage employees and their city and state governments demanding more money?

L.A. labor leaders’ hypocrisy on minimum wage hike

Los Angeles Times

No, employers with a unionized workforce should not be allowed to pay less than Los Angeles’ proposed minimum wage. It’s stunning that after leading the fight for a $15 citywide minimum wage and vehemently opposing efforts to exempt restaurant workers, nonprofits and small businesses from the full wage hike, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor is now lobbying for an exemption for employers with union contracts. That’s right — labor leaders are advocating that an employer should have the right to pay union members less than the minimum wage.