SNAP: Studies Link Fast Food Wages to Welfare

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from stream.wsj.com: Proponents of boosting low wages strategically shifted their focus to U.S. taxpayers Tuesday, issuing two studies contending the public foots the bill for billions of dollars in public assistance for fast-food workers. The companion studies, issued by the National Employment Law Project and researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are the latest attempt to generate public pressure on fast-food companies and other employers accused of overpaying executives and shortchanging frontline workers. Low-wage critics, including unions in search of new members, have also been trying to pressure lawmakers to advance wage-increase proposals at the local, state and federal levels.