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Jack Temple
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Jack Temple is a policy analyst at the National Employment Law Project.

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$15: The New Eight-Hour Day

(92) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 5:44 PM

When 200 New York City fast-food workers walked off their jobs in November 2012, their demand of $15 an hour seemed like a fantasy.

But over the weekend, as more than 1,000 fast-food workers from 50 cities gathered in Chicago for the first-ever nationwide fast-food workers convention,...

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Raising Wages to Raise Profits

(5) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 5:04 PM

The workers ringing up your meatballs and helping you find shelving units on your next trip to Ikea will have something to smile about starting next year: higher pay. The Swedish home furnishings giant announced Thursday that it will raise its minimum wage by 17 percent, with...

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Going Nowhere Fast at McDonald's

(143) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 4:18 PM

Forget the salad wraps or apple slices -- McDonald's is now serving up an even more creative alternative, in an attempt to satisfy thousands of workers demanding fair wages and respect at the workplace.

At the company's annual shareholder meeting this week, McDonald's fired back at growing public criticism of...

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