Kids Reward Fast Food Workers Who Go The Extra Mile For Their Customers.

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These kids are learning early how great it is to pay it forward. And their target for their goodwill, fast food workers, certainly need it. The push to raise the minimum wage has been all over the news lately, and workers at fast food chains have been at the forefront.

According to Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, a healthy economy should feature a minimum wage that is at least 50 percent of the average wage. The national minimum wage is just 37 percent of that, at $7.25, although 29 states have their own, higher minimum.

Mishel also points out that these stagnant paychecks don't reflect the value of the changing workforce. The average worker today is twice as productive per hour as the average worker in 1968, as well as more educated.