One giant fast food company will replace at least some counter workers with self-service kiosks to save money. That move by Wendy's comes in response to different government agencies boosting the minimum wage.
The workplace is changing, says Garrett Groves, a spokesman for the austin-based Center for Public Policy Priorities.
“That raises very real questions and concerns not only about what the value of labor is,” Groves says, “but also what's the level of education and training and skills that we need to get, so we can get access to the jobs.”
The higher pay level means employers can demand more education or skills from job candidates, eventually pushing workers who had demanded more pay out of the job they used to hold.