Retail Is Plagued With Workers Making Less Than $15 An Hour, Despite Employers’ Rising Profits

Thousands of workers in food service, hospitality and retail are still making below $15 an hour, including the majority of workers at big-box stores and discount retailers. That low wage stands in contrast to employer who rake in vast amounts of profit, according to a new survey from the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute.

The survey gathered hourly wages reported by employees at more than 60 companies, including Dollar General, McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Walmart. EPI analyzed the responses and found that 89% of McDonald’s workers make below $15, while 92% of Dollar General workers also make below $15. The survey data suggests that states should increase their minimum wage, EPI said. Read more at CBS News.