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Food Stamps for West Virginia’s Minimum Wage Fast Food Workers?

October 21, 2013

West Virginia Public News Service and Hampshire Review – They work hard to get you a hot cup of coffee in the morning or a quick dinner at night, but many minimum wage fast-food workers depend on public assistance to feed their own families. Read

 According to research from the University of California at Berkeley, more than half of the country’s fast food workers are now in public assistance programs.

 Sean O’Leary, a policy analyst with the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy, says his organization’s research shows that many of these workers are actually trying to support families on minimum wage, no-benefit jobs.