New York: It has become a know fact that millions of underpaid workers can’t support their families or make ends meet on hourly wages. The hourly wage put together will low weekly working hours is forcing many to rely on Public Aid.
Research indicates that half of fast-food workers rely on public aid, with an estimated $1.2 billion a year in taxpayer dollars going to supplement low wages at McDonald’s.
On April 15, fast food cashiers and cooks, retail employees, child care workers, adjunct professors, home care providers, college students, airport workers, and all of us who believe they deserve better are showing up in cities across the country to say ENOUGH.
Five Things to Know About McDonald’s Wage Announcement | Source http://april15.org
– Half a million Walmart workers just won raises to $10, 456% more employees than are covered by McDonald’s announcement.
– The increase applies only to workers at corporate stores, which means only about 10% of the company’s U.S. workers will see a change in their income. About 1.6 million workers worldwide will get a raise of $0.
– Nearly everyone who works at McDonald’s will still get paid less than $10 an hour – not enough to pay the bills. And many will still be making far less. In many places, McDonald’s workers earn the federal minimum of $7.25, which means even those who will see an increase as a result of Wednesday’s publicity stunt will still be stuck trying to support families on $8.25 an hour.
– The announcement came a day after McDonald’s and other fast-food workers announced plans for the biggest-ever strike to hit the fast-food industry—a 200-city walkout on April 15.
– McDonald’s low wages cost taxpayers more than $1 billion a year. This won’t put a dent in that amount.
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