“We Can’t Survive on $7.25”Sep 13th, 2013 • Category: Food & Nutrition
By JULIANA BERROA, age 11
In August, fast-food workers throughout the country went on strike again for a living wage and the right to unionize. The current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour cannot support a family at today’s cost of living, leading workers to demand a raise to $15. Fast-food employees are more likely to rely on government assistance because they cannot make ends meet on minimum wage alone. Workers also want to unionize to protect themselves from being overworked and underpaid.
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