My local ShopRite supermarket is a haven for senior citizens. Several local senior housing facilities bus seniors to do their shopping. They like the choices and the prices. I suspect some depend on the lower prices.
The average pay at SR is $11.00 an hour with a cashier earning about $10.00. The store just eliminated it’s small order checkout lanes and replaced them with eight self-checkout stations.
I don’t know if any worker lost their job immediately, but there are certainly fewer jobs available.
Some of our politicians and activists seem to forget that everything is connected and there are consequences to all actions, in this case jobs and prices that seniors depend on.
One can only speculate the impact of a $15.00 minimum wage. While some individuals will gain others will not.