Tuesday, October 29, 2013

McDonalds is helping its employees sign up for welfare

http://topconservativenews.com/2013/10/mcdonalds-is-helping-its-employees-sign-up-for-welfare/

The US taxpayers are subsidizing the McDonalds workforce to the tune of $1.2 Billion. In fact McDonalds actively helps it’s employees sign up for welfare.
Two studies released today make some different calculations to determine the total cost to American taxpayers of a large, low-wage workforce. It comes to an average of $7 billion a year. That’s the amount of annual public assistance families of fast-food workers received between 2007 and 2011, according to a new report written by economist Sylvia Allegretto and others, sponsored by the University of California at Berkeley’s Labor Center and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and funded by Fast Food Forward, the group that helped organize the summer’s labor strikes. The authors used publicly available data.
The report calls out the fast-food industry for its low wages, citing a median salary of $8.69 an hour and a history of offering part-time work. That might have been fine when those behind the counter were mostly teenagers living at home. These days, though, 68 percent of fast-food workers are single or married adults who aren’t in school—and 26 percent are raising children.
A recent study showed that 52% of non-management fast food workers in the U.S. are receiving some sort of federal benefits to supplement their wages, and that McDonald’s employees alone account for an estimated $1.2 billion (with a “b”) in annual payouts. And when employees call the McDonald’s hotline for workers looking to improve their financial position, operators direct them to various welfare programs.

1 comment:

  1. So... Is this praise for McDonalds? They are effectively reducing the amount of public assistance the very same people would be taking if they weren't employed part time....

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