Hungry Cooks:

Poverty Wages and Homelessness in the Fast Food Industry

“The fast-food industry is a poverty employer”

A new study shows that 1 out of 17 houseless people in the state of California is employed in fast-food. This means that 1 out of 9 unhoused workers in the state are work in the fast-food industry. The average fast-food worker in California only gets past-time hours, and the average fast-food worker in the state is twice as likely to live in poverty.

Meanwhile, big fast-food corporations rake in billions in profits, year after year.

10,120 essential workers who make our food are experiencing houselessness in the state of California.



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