Yes. According to you Lefties if you take the actions of the food workers and those of the corporations they are greedy. They want to make the most money that they can.
As always you are comparing apples and oranges. If you want to compare retail or service industry wages then you need to compare like stores. Compare Walmart with Target, Walmart employees earn more than Target. Compare Costco and Sam's Club, etc. Compare McDonald's and Burger King wages not McDonald's Ruth's Chris.
The market should be the determining factor for wages not the government. Do away with minimum wage laws and there will be more people working, the more people that are employed the less choices employers have therefore wages will have to increase if they want to find good employees. The reason McDonald's in places like North Dakota are paying their employees $15/hour is not because the government forced them to it is due to market forces. The oil field is rife with jobs and pays good wages so in order to attract employees McDonald's and other employers have to pay more.
If you are really concerned with those on the low end of the pay scale then do away with minimum wage laws and allow the market to work. California has the 3rd largest oil reserves in the nation, open up the oil field here and you will see unemployment drop and wages rise.
Congress and many Left wing newspapers, like The Nation, have unpaid interns. Why are these corporations getting away with paying their workers very little or nothing?
Why is it that the main point of everything always goes over your head SAM??
You can talk all the theory about "market forces" you want and that will not change the fact that employers who pay good wages and treat their employees decently will have employees who will go to bat for them.
You get rid of minimum wages and all you will have is the Walmarts and McDonalds exploiting the mentally challenged and everyones taxes going up.
California's and the Nation's infrastructure is in shambles, get the T Publican Congress of it's butt "and you will see unemployment drop and wages rise"
Worry not about the Congressional "interns," many of them will pick up plenty of bad habits and will more then make up for their current lack of pay by receiving plenty of bribes in the future from all those crooked corporations that all you "right wingers" admire so much...