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Fast Food Strike

Here's What the Fight for $15 Strikers Have in Common With You

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Mary Kay Henry

More than 200 cities will see strikes today. Tens of thousands of people will join in and express their support. They are people like you.

Domino's Workers Get Jobs Back After Protesting Unfair Wages

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2013 | Business

Twenty five Domino's employees who were fired for calling out what they described as illegal labor conditions have been given their jobs back, New Yor...

The Fight for 15

Dennis Trainor | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Originally posted at Fast-food workers walked off their jobs in over 100 cities on Thursday, demanding a living wage. The actions ...

McViolation: How American Fast Food Operators Break the Law

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

Labor Day may be over, but if the recent strikes in 60 cities are any indication, fast food workers intend to keep turning up the heat on a vast American industry built around poverty wages.

This Is What Happens When A Congressman Joins With Fast Food Workers

Upworthy | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis was part of the original Freedom Riders, marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and has been a congressman for almost 30 years....

Should Fast Food Workers in the US Get $15.00/Hr?

Quora | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business

No, fast food employees should not, all across the nation, be elevated to $15 a hour. There should not be a national minimum salary because the cost of living varies greatly.

Raising the Minimum Wage: Good Ethics and Good Economics

Rep. Frederica Wilson | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Rep. Frederica Wilson

In the wake of a Great Recession that hit low-income workers hardest, America is coming around to a simple fact: Raising the minimum wage is not only good ethics but also good economics.

From Wendy's to Walmart: Workers Fight for Our Future

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Charlene Obernauer

All across the country, workers from Wendy's to Walmart are protesting for better working conditions.

Denver Fast Food Workers Go On Strike

Posted 08.29.2013 | Denver

"We can't survive on $7.25" read some of the signs outside a Northglenn McDonald's near West 104th and Huron Street. Denver-area fast food workers ...

Strike Hits 60 Cities

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business

By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Fast-food workers went on strike and protested outside McDonald's, Burger Kin...

Fast Food Workers Strike 'For Our Dignity'

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

"We come to work on time, do what the manager says, and help make money for a billion-dollar company. If we all walk out, they don't make that money. So all we want is that equal respect. We help them, now they have to help us."

The Case for $15 and a Union for Low-Wage Workers

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

Ensuring there's an even playing field for the employees and bosses to freely negotiate as equals is the definition of a free market, in which no one entity has an inherent advantage over any other party.

The Fast-Food Strikers Are Fighting for All of Us

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Fast food workers have been conducting one-day strikes for better wages and working conditions in several American cities. They've also been doing much more than that: They're shown the entire country real leadership.

Why the Strike Is Back

Camille Rivera | Posted 10.05.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

The purchasing power of minimum wage workers is 26 percent lower than it was in 1970, and low-wage jobs are the fastest-growing occupations in New York City, with the number of workers being paid minimum wage increasing ten-fold over the past six years.

Oliver Asks Fast Food Workers To Give Fox News Pundits The 'Special Sauce'

Posted 08.02.2013 | Comedy

Fox News is having a really hard time relating to the struggles of minimum wage earners. On Thursday's "Daily Show," John Oliver gave pundits at the ...

Fast Food Workers Hold Strike In NYC

| Posted 07.29.2013 | New York

By Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner MIDTOWN — Workers planned to rally at several major fast-food chains throughout the city Monday to demand higher ...

'Living Paycheck to Paycheck Would Represent an Improvement'

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

It's time to raise the minimum wage and to ensure all hardworking Americans are adequately and fairly compensated so no hardworking person has to choose between heating their home and having transportation to work.

Not Going To The Caymans

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

If workers now earning $8 an hour inside warehouses or at fast-food counters manage to get more pay, they are not going to hide the extra money in the Cayman Islands or leave it to their heirs via elaborate trusts. They will go out and spend it almost immediately, boosting their local economies.

Dave Jamieson

Fast Food, Retail Strikes Expected In Chicago | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

Labor groups are predicting that hundreds of Chicago-area fast-food and retail workers will walk off the job for a one-day strike on Wednesday, just w...

Saki Knafo

After Fast Food Workers Go On Strike, Momentum Builds | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

A week after hundreds of fast-food workers went on strike in New York City, organizers and workers say enthusiasm has grown for their efforts, despite...

Dave Jamieson

Fast Food Workers Strike In New York City | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

Stephen Warner works part-time at a McDonald's in New York City, earning the legal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. He hasn't seen a pay bump since he ...