by researchers at the UC Berkeley Labor Center.
The study counts the cost to society of an industry that pays its employees poorly and its CEOs millions. It summarizes the major challenges faced by fast-food workers:
- Low wages: “core front-line fast-food jobs pay an average of $8.69 an hour.”
- No benefits: 87 percent of fast-food workers do not receive health benefits from their employer.
- Not enough hours: fewer than 3 in 10 employees (28 percent) work 40-hour weeks.