Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
They pay burger flippers nearly $12 per hour now. The workers went union for a fair wage.
Bad news, people. The fair wage for someone whose only marketable skill is flipping burgers is $10. They were overpaying to keep the union out. Now they’ll agree to raise wages but that will force layoffs to balance the budget.
There will be one guy working for $100 an hour but the rest of you will be replaced by a burger-flipping machine. I predict bankruptcy in three years.
The story is from Portland – which seems to believe, these days, that if you vote for something hard enough, you’re enttitled to it.