This shouldn’t even be a topic of discussion……
The fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage brought protestors out into the streets of Detroit last week, where one fast food worker claimed they deserved to make more than some paramedics because “we do too much.”
A WJBK reporter asked, “Some people will say paramedics don’t even make $15 an hour and they save lives, so why should fast food workers get that?”
“Because we do too much,” fast food worker Lakecha Jackson replied. “We do more than we get paid.”
The Detroit protests last week were part of a nationwide effort to raise the minimum wage. Fast food workers were demanding a $15 hour minimum wage and union rights.
Currently in Michigan, minimum wage is $8.15 an hour and by 2018 that will rise to $9.25 an hour.
According to employment website indeed.com, the average yearly salary for a paramedic firefighter in Detroit is $32,000. That number would breakdown to $15.38 an hour for a basic 40 hour workweek over 52 weeks a year.
The Bureau Of Labor Statistics lists a national hourly wage average of $16.88 for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.