25% of U.S. workers are employed in low-wage occupations. It's time to fight for their rights.
December 4, 2012 - Care2
One in four workersin the United States is employed in a low-wage job. That includes many people in the food service industry, retail employees, janitors, hotel workers, agricultural laborers, and many others who make the U.S. economy tick;
A key part of that strategy involves underpaying their workers. With a federal minimum wage set at $7.25, far too low for the cost of living in many areas, low-wage workers are often forced to work multiple jobs while still struggling to pay the bills. In addition, they are rarely entitled to benefits like health care, retirement accounts, paid sick days, and paid time off. U.S. workers are working harder and longerthan ever before, but that’s not balanced by greater productivity, just more profits for their employers.
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