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I received some news in my email today from the activist group SumOfUs.org saying that the fast food industry is still paying their workers only minimum wage, despite outcry from workers and those who support them. Any fast food worker will tell you that in most cities, minimum wage is barely enough for rent/mortgage, food, clothing, and the day-to-day expenses that come up for all of us. As I’ve discussed in previous posts about this issue, many of these workers need welfare assistance to survive, which is a crying shame in a nation of plenty.
The email says that in 2012, McDonald’s two CEOs took home 2,048 times the average fast food worker’s earnings for the year. It also says that workers at McDonald’s earn less than $9 an hour, but its CEOs take home over $9 million.
Something needs to change. But who will change it?
Here’s the rest of the email (SumOfUs.org):
In an historic move, on May 15th fast food workers in…
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