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Summary: Increase In Pay For Low Wage Workers

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A consequence of poverty is that there is no luxury to plan for a brighter future because the present is more urgent. The poor live a strenuous life style in order to survive and must choose between essential resources because their living wage is low. The overall increase in pay for low wage workers is a lot less than the raise for the rich. For example, Bartolome Perez started as a custodian at a Mc Donald’s franchise in South Los Angeles eventually became more valuable to the company by cooking and training new employees, yet after adjusting for inflation his raise totals to $2.00 raise over the course of his entire career while receiving no benefits (Orange book). Low wage workers like Perez need to work harder to support themselves
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