$20 For Flipping Burgers? Yes, They Deserve It

Gretchen Lee Bourquin
The Partnered Pen
Published in
4 min readMay 12, 2024


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Recently, it was announced that workers at California McDonald’s workers would be getting $20 per hour, and the debate was revitalized.

Prices are going to go up. They will just end up firing people.

No one is going to be able to afford to go there anymore.

It will ruin people’s incentive to get something better.