City Council Hears Plea From Fast-Food Workers

Added on by Emily Carey Gogolak.

Published: June 27, 2013

Naquasia Legrand works at two KFC restaurants — one in Brooklyn, where she earns $7.70 an hour, and another in Queens, where she earns $8 an hour. Last week, she told a New York City Council committee on Thursday, she barely had enough money to buy a metrocard and to feed herself.

“There comes times when I have to decide if I want to pay my phone bill, pay the rent, or buy food for my family,” said Ms. Legrand, 22, who lives in a two-bedroom apartment in Canarsie, Brooklyn, with her aunt, grandmother and cousin. “Just because people have jobs these days doesn’t mean they’re doing good.”

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