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Fast feud: Five reasons why fast-food workers should get $15 an hour

McDonald's recent posting of a hypothetical household budget for its minimum- wage employees has birthed an Occupy-style French fry revolution. Frustrated, vastly underpaid fast-food workers across the country are now asking their employers to raise their earnings from the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour to $15 per hour, and both wishful thinking and emotions are running high enough that employees have staged job walkouts in at least seven cities so far.

Here are five reasons why fast-food workers should be paid more.

See also:

-Minimum wage goes up 28 cents an hour: Our ideas about how to spend that windfall

-Shortchanging America: Nickel & Dimed reveals a culture that cheapens workers' lives

-Ten worst restaurant freak-outs

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Jenn Wohletz
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