Can you live on that? Fast food targeted by minimum wage protests
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By Eric Schulzke, Deseret News National Edition
Published: Friday, Aug. 2 2013 8:30 p.m. MDT
As fast-food strikes roll across the country, calls for goosing the minimum wage grow. But experts disagree as to whether making entry-level jobs more costly for employers is the best way to address the needs of those trying to live on them.
"I can't survive on $7.25!" runs the chant of striking fast-food workers, in rolling strikes moving through major American cities this week.
Are these fast-food workers justified in striking?
“The median age for a fast food worker now is 29. And about 90 percent of workers making less than $10 an hour are adults, and about one-third of them have some sort of college education.”
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