I know someone who works at McDonald's in New York state. This person makes $9.50/hour and got a grand total of four hours last week. Clearly, that's hardly worth the trouble. But this person's experience didn't surprise me. While I don't generally agree that things are as simple as the Right would have you believe when it comes to raising wages for low-paying jobs, what I would say is that marching down the street with placards that read "fight for $15" is more likely to lead to this... .