I'm on vacation, so rather than make my argument I'll let someone else do it for me. You can even listen to my favorite pro-employee Christmas song, Elf's Lament (about the travails of Santa's workers), embedded above, while you read these. Take a look at this article on why It's Not OK That Your Employees Can't Afford To Eat. And then ponder Pope Francis's snappy retort to Rush and friends who called him a Marxist when he spoke out about the evils of trickle down economics: "The promise was that when the glass was full, it would overflow, benefitting the poor. But what happens instead, is that when the glass is full, it magically gets bigger nothing ever comes out for the poor."
So, enjoy your family holiday celebrations, drink some eggnog, and toast to the workers who made your holiday celebration possible. Then let's resolve to follow the good examples set by SeaTac, Washington, New Jersey, California and other American cities and states and raise the minimum wage to a living wage.