The Real Cost of Fast Food
On Thursday, August 29th, fast food workers across the country will strike in support of a higher minimum wage. Labor advocacy groups and unions are calling for an increase from $7.25 to $15 an hour. Research shows that higher wages will not cost jobs and will especially benefit women. Even McDonald’s, in a widely ridiculed budgeting app, admits its workers cannot live on their wages.
If you support this increase in the minimum wage, you can sign a petition sponsored by ROCUnited. If you’d like to learn more, CBS News and the LA Times recently wrote stories about why workers are striking.