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Workers at Biggest Fast Food Companies Need Billions in Public Assistance


Business  (tags: workers, wages, public assistance, fast food, restaurants )

Freya
- 1421 days ago - dailykos.com
Walmart isn't the only corporate giant relying on government assistance to make up for the low wages it pays its workers. According to a new report from the University of California-Berkeley Labor Center, 52 percent of front-line fast food workers...



   

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Animae C (508)
Sunday August 30, 2015, 6:39 am
"Taxpayers are subsidizing wages at these immensely profitable companies, while Republicans in Congress block the minimum wage increase that would raise many fast food workers out of poverty."

SHAME on them!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 30, 2015, 8:02 am
The minimum wages are poverty wages+must be raised. It's unacceptable. thx Freya
 

Sue H (7)
Sunday August 30, 2015, 8:32 am
Disgraceful.
 

Adrienne L (9)
Monday August 31, 2015, 2:47 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Siddharth Bargate (0)
Monday August 31, 2015, 10:57 am
Thanks
 

Siddharth Bargate (0)
Monday August 31, 2015, 11:01 am
Thanks
 

Birgit W (160)
Monday August 31, 2015, 1:04 pm
The 1% are experts in sucking out our hard earned money, and there is nothing left for us. Sadly noted.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday August 31, 2015, 2:37 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Freya.
I, too, remain completely disgusted by those CEO's who refuse to pay their workers a living wage while they contemplate buying their 5th or 6th home. Let's start calling those who are truly "entitled" exactly what they are!
 

S J (124)
Monday August 31, 2015, 6:10 pm
interesting system, designed to exploit more and more from the poor while refuse to return to them, moreover, to be very much surprised it still works. the 1st became rich and powerful, forgive me if i fail to find any peaceful resolution!
thank you Freya
 

Jennifer Manzi (175)
Tuesday September 1, 2015, 5:06 am
shocker.
 

Dennis H (0)
Tuesday September 1, 2015, 5:16 am
Corporate welfare bums.
 

Kamia T (89)
Wednesday September 2, 2015, 1:48 pm
If it were me, anyone actually working, but earning so little that they qualify for benefits would have the cost of the benefits paid by the company they were working for. This is the biggest effective tax boondoggle on the planet!
 
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