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Letter: Hidden expense of raising wages

Zev Nicholson, of Boston, left, chants during a

Zev Nicholson, of Boston, left, chants during a protest outside a McDonalds on March 18, 2014, in Boston, held to call attention to the denial of overtime pay and other violations protesters say deprive workers of the money they're owed. Credit: AP

The big labor organizers are anxious to lure fast-food workers to become union members by demanding that their minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour ["Fast-food pay protesters block traffic," News, Sept. 5]. If this happens, a portion of their pay could go to union dues.

Fast-food chains might have to lay off employees or raise their prices. Workers should think about this.

Irene Harshbarger, Holbrook