Monday, October 21, 2013

The Hidden Cost Of Fast Food Workers' Wages

A new report from the Center for Labor Research and Education at Berkeley says that the low pay of fast-food workers has an impact on every American taxpayer because they need public assistance to get by -- to the tune of billions of dollars per year. Ken Jacobs, chairman of the Center and author of the report, joined me on America Weekend to discuss the findings and explain how these corporations continuing to pay their employees the minimum-wage keeps them dependent on Medicaid, food stamps, and other services, thus creating a hidden tax on the rest of us.

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