Some local leftists, basically a bunch of apparent communists and union trash, are having a public hissy fit over the fact that the cleaning crew at a locally headquartered grocery store chain, Cub Foods, are only paid the minimum wage.
Wages are a cost of doing business. An increase in the cost of doing business has to be passed on to the customers in the form of higher prices paid by the consumers at the checkout line and a reduction in the return on investment to the stockholders of the company.
Faced with higher prices the customers as a general rule will shop elsewhere. Faced with a reduction or outright elimination of a return on their investment the stockholder will invest elsewhere as well.
In the real world real workers who do real work who don't like what they are being paid will look for a better paying job from another employer. I've done this a few times myself. And believe me this strategy works.
But instead of dealing with other people on the basis of consent the campus commies, union goons, and other such trash prefer to use coercion as their means of obtaining their goals. But in this case the government will not act as their goon squad so they are attempting to inflict a guilt trip on their target by means of a hunger strike.
It doesn't bother me in the slightest to say that anyone dumb enough to try this on me is totally welcome to starve to death.
But just to be nice I'll suggest a more efficient and less painful way of committing suicide, as illustrated by this panel from an episode of Something Positive:
(Thanks to Randy Milholland.)