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Dramatic Minimum Wage Hikes Are ‘Robot Employment Acts’

This past weekend Andy appeared on Fox News’ The Journal Editorial Report to discuss the effects of dramatic increases to the minimum wage. If you missed it, you can check out the video here, or embedded below.

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Former CKE Restaurants executive Andrew Puzder wrote in the Wall Street Journal that rising labor costs combined with minimum wage hikes effectively created a “Robot Employment Act.” Puzder, who bowed out of contention for President Trump’s labor secretary, said on the “Journal Editorial Report” that McDonald’s is installing 14,000 ordering kiosks and that Wendy’s is adding 1,000. He called the changes an example of how high labor costs from heightened minimum wage levels and the like have driven companies to take the risk and make such drastic changes.

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