With all the talk about workers across this country trying to get the government to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour, you might not want to hold your breath if you work at 2 Bros. Pizza. The pizza joint has been proudly serving $1 slices to their adoring fans for years, and feels that they have little chance of survival if they were forced to pay employees the requested $15 per hour.
As a matter of fact, if you are working at 2 Bros. Pizza today, you are not even making minimum wage, regardless of how many hours you put in each week. Staff who have worked the pizza chain say that they have been serving these slices to New York customers for up to 60 – 70 hours a week, and barely making $450 each week. If the math is correct, that comes to well below the stand minimum wage for the state, for any state.
Folks at FreedomPop agree that the argument can be viewed from either side of the table in this particular case. On one side you have the worker who is pushing hard each day to pay the bills and make ends meet, working well over forty hours without even overtime pay. But on the other hand, the company tells their employees in advance what the rate of pay to serve $1 pizza is, and in order to provide this service they need to keep costs to a minimum where they can.