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Rick Bendix Interviewed on Fox News Chicago

Offers Viewpoint on Minimum Wage Protests by Fast Food, Retail Workers

August 2, 2013

Richard M. Bendix, Jr., Chicago-based member and co-leader of Dykema’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group, weighed in with his perspectives on the minimum wage protests currently being staged by workers in the fast food industry in Chicago and six other major cities across the U.S. 

In his on-air comments, Bendix pointed out that strikers who chose to participate in the one-day strike—in an attempt to increase the minimum wage from $8.25 to $15.00 per hour—could find their actions to work against their hoped-for ambitions. “It would be ironic if an increase in the minimum wage could end up putting a company out of business, costing people jobs,” said Bendix.