On average, CEOs of fast food restaurant chains make $25,000 every day. That’s more than twice what fast food workers who are given New York state’s minimum wage make in an entire year. In the same time that CEOs make $25,000, workers in their restaurants bring in just $56.
Fast Food Forward is paying attention. “While fast food corporations reap the benefits of record profits, workers are barely getting by – many are forced to be on public assistance despite having a job,” the organization observes. Fast Food Forward is doing more than just talking, though. The group is working to organize workers in fast food restaurants, bringing their voices together so that they can obtain an income that’s closer to what they deserve.
Don’t you think the CEOs can afford it?