Study reveals how taxpayers spend $7 billion a year to subsidize programs that go to fast food workers The fast food industry cost taxpayers $7 billion a year in public assistance to low-wage workers, according to a University of California-Berkeley study. “When you look at front-line fast food workers—the cashiers, the cooks, all the restaurant workers […]
Author Archives: Jack Temple
Jack Temple provides writing, research, and communications support to NELP’s minimum wage campaign. Before joining NELP, Jack was a research analyst and blogger at Demos, where he focused on policies to promote upward economic mobility for low-wage workers in the U.S. His writing has also appeared in The American Prospect.