More than 1,000 people shut down the McDonald's headquarters this week demanding $15/hr.
As many of you have pointed out, many of the protestors were not even fast food or McDonald's workers. They were union protestors bused in for effect.
Even so, I have a proposal.
If you want - demand - $15/hr from McDonald's, fine. But to get that you'll have to take an 8th grade level math test. If you pass, you get your $15/hr.
But if you fail, you get fired. Immediately. And you're not eligible for unemployment benefits.
Or there's a third option: don't take the test. Keep your job and current hourly wage. And keep your pie hole shut and be thankful you get paid what you do for flipping burgers.
I think that's a pretty good compromise.