fast food http://kvpr.org en California Legislature Holds Joint Fast Food Wages Hearing http://kvpr.org/post/california-legislature-holds-joint-fast-food-wages-hearing <div><p>California lawmakers are looking at the cost fast food jobs might pass on to state taxpayers. As Max Pringle reports from Sacramento, Wednesday’s hearing was based on a recent UC Berkeley Labor Center study.</p></div><p>The study estimates that more than half of full-time fast food workers rely on public assistance, which costs California taxpayers more than $700 million per year. The Center’s Ken Jacobs says the study contradicts a lot of assumptions about the average fast food worker.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:32:28 +0000 Max Pringle - Capital Public Radio 24512 at http://kvpr.org California Legislature Holds Joint Fast Food Wages Hearing