12 Fast Facts About Thursday’s Fast-Food Strike

12 Fast Facts About Thursday’s Fast-Food Strike

Richard Eskow, Huffpo

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rj-eskow/12-fast-facts-about-thurs_b_4386095.html

This Thursday, December 5, workers at fast-food restaurants around the country will be striking for higher pay and better working conditions. Their primary demand is an increase in their base hourly wages to $15 an hour.

Here are 12 things you should know about Thursday’s action.

2. The average fast food worker makes $8.69 an hour.

Many jobs pay at or near the minimum wage, which is $7.25 per hour. And an estimated 87 percent of fast food workers receive no health benefits

4. McDonald’s cost the American taxpayer an estimated $1.2 billion in public assistance per year.

In other words, taxpayer money is subsidizing this large corporation’s profits – at the expense of American workers.

(Source: National Employment Law Project)

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