A new national study released this week shows that it costs taxpayers $7 billion and Georgia taxpayers $297 million annually in public assistance dollars to support low-paid fast food restaurant workers. Labor organizers, fast food workers, community leaders and politicians held a news conference at the MARTA Five Points station to announce findings of the report. Read the full story inside on page 5. Photo by Stan Washington.
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Study shows majority of low pay workers on public assistance
If you think you are getting a bargain off of your favorite fast food restaurant’s value menu - look a little closer.