Low Pay for Fast Food Workers Costs Us All

Fast-FoodAlmost three-quarters of those enrolled in U.S. major public benefits programs are from working families. But what they are paid does not provide enough for life’s basic necessities, nor do most receive benefits. In addition to being a grinding difficulty for the workers, this is a cost to the rest of us.

A report by the University of Illinois and UC Berkeley Labor Center, published Oct 13, 2013, explores this situation focusing on the fast food industry.  See a .pdf of the report here.

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