If “protesting” could raise wages, wouldn’t there arise entrepreneurs and firms devoted to the big business of protesting?
It would become a fast-growing industry to organize protests and through them, better people’s lives.
These enterprises would serve consumers and create jobs for the professional protesters. (There might be chaos on the streets, but general welfare would still be promoted.)
So why don’t they exist?
Oh wait, they do exist and are called lobbyists.