Town Hall: Examining the Public Cost of Fast-Food Industry's Low Pay

State senators and representatives will hear from workers and COWS Associate Director, Laura Dresser, about the high number of fast-food workers forced to rely on public assistance.  Specifically, Dr. Dresser will discuss the economic implications of low wage industries, as well as findings from UC-Berkeley’s recent report, which showed that low wages paid by the $200-billion fast food industry put the annual taxpayer tab for public assistance programs at nearly $7 billion nationally and $166 million in Wisconsin.