For some perspective, $15/hr is scarcely less than what new, degreed teachers earn at many school districts here in Texas. The low pay of teachers aside, it’s ridiculous to equate the value of these jobs in terms of wages.
The fact is, flipping burgers and bagging fries are not skills. I’ve been there, done that, and I know first-hand, it’s not fun. Neither is it a career. The lack of remuneration should be expected.
Consider: The minimum wage exists because the market value of fast food work is less than the legislated minimum. Any attempt to justify an increase in entry-level pay by striking is little more than an exercise in mob rule.