An addendum to McD’s budget advice

An NPR article and a Marketplace piece, which feature Milwaukee fast-food workers, highlight a hidden issue among low-wage jobs — many have such random work schedules, they can’t even get a second job to supplement their income.

A new NELP report highlights   “Taking the Low Road: How the Federal Government Promotes Poverty-Wage Jobs Through its Contracting Practices,” finds that three in four of low-wage federally contracted workers make less than $10 an hour, nearly 60 percent struggle to pay monthly bills and nearly 40 percent depend on public assistance to get by.