Fast-Food Workers Organize Protests To Demand Living Wage
posted by The National Memo on December 3, 2013 | 1425 views | 1 favorite
The fast-food industry is a $200 billion business, yet many chains offer wages just a dollar above the federal minimum wage, which currently stands at $7.25. Because the wages are so low, 52% of workers rely on some sort of government assistance, costing taxpayers an approximate $3.8 billion a year. Workers are now demanding a $15-an-hour "living wage."