Report: Half Of Fast Food Workers On Public Assistance
More than half of American fast food workers receive some type of public assistance.
A new report from economists at UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says that public aid ends up costing the nation around seven-billion dollars a year.
Fast food workers earn on average eight dollars and 69 cents hourly, and they often work less than 40 hours a week.
That qualifies them for food stamps, Medicaid and tax credits.
The conservate Employment Policies Institute is slamming the report, calling it "creative writing."