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Study: more than half of fast food workers receive public assistance

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A new study reveals that more than half of fast food workers receive some form of public assistance because their wages aren't enough.

Those are the findings of a new university collaboration study out Tuesday.

The report estimates that the public aid these workers receive equals about 7 billion taxpayer dollars.

A separate report by the National Employment Law Project blames the nation's ten largest fast food companies for more than half the cost to taxpayers. Both studies support claims by fast-food workers who are pushing for a $15 an hour wage and the right to have unions.

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