How are we supposed to stop economic inequality if we are not paid the higher? Also, many people are dying because they cannot pay the bills. We need higher wages, so we don't become completely corrupt by our government and the money they take from the pockets of large buisnesses.
Higher wages means big job cuts, less working hours, and higher prices because the company has to cover the money spent on wages. The first reaction to higher wages will result in job cuts then those left with jobs will work fewer hours. Then when they need groceries they will spend more and barely have any money at all after they pay the bills(if they can) and buy what they need. Let the free market live and get the government out of our lives.