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Study: Fast food workers use $7B in gov't assistance
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new study says fast food workers are not making enough to get by on their own.
More than half of fast food workers rely on the government for financial help.
According to a study conducted by the University of California and Illinois, the public aid these workers receive equals about $7 billion taxpayer dollars.
Fast food workers are pushing for a $15 per hour wage and the right to have unions so they can better support themselves in protests across the nation.