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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb.  7, 2013, file photo, U.S. Postal Service letter carrier, Jamesa Euler, delivers mail, in Atlanta. The financially struggling Postal Service is seeking a 3-cent increase in the cost of mailing a letter, bringing the price of a first-class stamp to 49 cents. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

It’s not a solution

Raising the minimum wage for fast-food employees to $20 per hour in California isn’t a wise move. Even before April 1, some employees were laid off to avoid the impending wage hike, signaling potential negative repercussions for businesses and employment opportunities in the sector.

— Harry Wang, Fontana


Minimum wage

I can understand a minimum wage for someone 20 years old and over. But the attitude and presentation of how the food arrives is usually haphazard. Nothing like you see in the commercials. Plus the economics of the wage is insane. Minimum wages to our politicians.

— Brad Vaughnl, Rancho Cucamonga


The fast-food wage increase is a good thing

For too long, fast-food workers have worked for too little money. There are many fast-food workers who work long shifts that take up a majority of their time to try and make ends meet. This is not fair as so much of their time and efforts are spent for unequivalent pay. Teens that don’t need the money are not the only people working these jobs. Not to mention, fast-food working can be just as grueling as any other job, so an increase in money is deserved. Franchise owners should not find loopholes around this because it’s not right, and there should be rules to prevent such sly tricks. That way, it’ll be fair to the workers, and allow them the boost they’ve needed. Fast-food workers should rightfully be paid for their long and hard work.

— Jessica Nguyen, Montclair


This is a $20 wage for unskilled labor

This is another “feel-good-about-ourselves” act by our lawmakers who only live to spend money that isn’t theirs. Burger flipping was and is never meant to be a head-of-household occupation. This law will only lead to the loss of these jobs to robots that will turn burgers, fill soda cups and sweep the floors. But the even bigger sin of this new law is that it also creates another unelected, faceless, accountable-to-no-one board of highly paid bureaucrats who have never built or managed anything other than their own featherbeds.

— John Tyner, Murrieta