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The Worst U.S. Wages Are ‘Fast Foods’

Ground zero wage inequality

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José Sánchez says it charges $ 6.40 an hour (salary tips) working for a Domino’s franchise and to have lowered to 25 or 30 hours a week. “I get to pay the rent and eat badly,” says the Mexican who recently mobilized his colleagues to demand better wages. All were dismissed until the New York Attorney forced to reinstate the franchise.

Your situation is not uncommon because the sector of fast food is ground zero in wage inequality in the country. An analysis by Demos, an institute of economic policy, the compensation of CEOs of fast food companies was 1,200 times the wage of an average worker in these companies in 2012. Data they get to know last year estimating that the ratio is maintained.

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