Fast Food Workers Protest for Higher Wages

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What Is the Cost for Change?

According to a new report by the University of Kansas, consumers would pay about 68 cents more for a Big Mac at McDonald's if the fast food chain doubled the salaries and benefits of its workers. The cost for items on the popular dollar menu would increase by just 17 cents. "These numbers underscore what low-wage workers already know: It would take very little for McDonalds to vastly improve the lives of those who make the company run," writes Think Progress' Annie-Rose Strasser.

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