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Fast Food Strikes

Dave Jamieson

'Put Mustard On It': Fast-Food Workers Say Burns Are Rampant

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business

More than two dozen low-wage McDonald's workers filed health and safety complaints against the fast-food chain on Monday, alleging that understaffing ...

Dave Jamieson

What A Fired Qdoba Worker Tells Us About The Fast Food Strikes

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 4, Rosa Velasquez went on strike to protest low wages in the fast food industry. The following day, the 52-year-old grandmother ...

Dave Jamieson

Pro-Union Burger King Worker Disciplined For Poor Pickle Placement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business

In colorful fashion, a judge with the National Labor Relations Board ruled Monday that a major Burger King franchisee in Michigan had committed variou...

Workers Fight for Fair Wages and Will Win

Michael Stewart | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Michael Stewart

On a cold November morning in 2012, some 200 fast food workers at places like McDonald's and Burger King started an improbable journey with a one-day strike at a handful of restaurants to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

Democrats, Meet the Minimum-Wage Movement

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If the minimum wage had kept pace with increases in productivity since 1968, it would be $21.72. Instead, corporations and wealthy individuals have kept those gains for themselves.

Dave Jamieson

Hundreds Arrested As Fast-Food Workers Strike Across The Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- About two dozen of this city's fast-food workers marched Thursday afternoon to a street corner that's home to a McDonald's, a Wend...

Jillian Berman

Why This Week's Fast Food Protests Are 'History In The Making'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Fast-food workers are the public face of our part-time, low-wage economy. But when they protest on Thursday for higher wages and better conditions, th...

Dave Jamieson

Fast Food Strikes Coming To 150 Cities, Organizers Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

If Irvin Ortega doesn't show up for his scheduled shift at an Oakland McDonald's this week, it will mark the third time in the past year and a half th...

'Fast Food Nation' Author Explains Why Americans Still Aren't Eating Healthfully

Emily Tess Katz | HuffPost Live | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living

Eric Schlosser's debut book, "Fast Food Nation," made waves in 2001 with its behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. fast food industry and market. While S...

Fast-Food Workers Could Face Robot 'Armageddon'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business

For three decades now, the idea that robots will replace fast-food workers has been more of a pipe dream of tightwad business owners than a reality. B...

$15: The New Eight-Hour Day

Jack Temple | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Jack Temple

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, the workers' call for $15 looked prescient.

Dave Jamieson

Workers At A Subway Sandwich Shop Vote To Unionize

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business

A group of Subway sandwich makers just proved that it isn't impossible for fast food workers to unionize. Workers at a Subway location in Bloomsbur...

Michigan's Minimum Wage Bill Trounces Democracy and Shortchanges Low Wage Workers

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

The Republican-led legislature and the Governor of Michigan passed a watered-down anti-democratic semblance of a bill to increase the minimum wage recently, and critics wonder why no one is jumping for joy.

Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Scott M. Stringer | Posted 07.21.2014 | New York
Scott M. Stringer

The fast-food industry must take responsibility for the risks that its unbalanced approach to human capital management have created for shareowners, workers, communities and the economy as a whole.

Jillian Berman

America's Terrible Fast Food Pay Has Gone Global, And Workers Are Fighting Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

“It’s nice to see a little bit of America here.” That’s what Sherry Shipley, an American expat living in Vietnam, told USA Today upon the ...

Dave Jamieson

Staggering Income Inequality Found In Fast Food Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business

David Novak, the CEO of YUM! Brands, which owns Taco Bell and KFC, took home more than $22 million last year after exercising stock options, according...

'You're Definitely Not Worth $15 Per Hour'

William Blueher | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
William Blueher

It is rare when the ruling class and its fawning admirers in the mainstream media speak openly about how they see the working class. Rich people are aware that we resent hearing them tell us how worthless they think we are.

Faith Leaders Are Standing With Workers to Confront Economic Injustice

Camille Rivera | Posted 06.07.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Faith leaders understand that grave economic injustices can no longer be allowed to continue, because they tear apart the fabric of our society.

OOPS! McDonald's Takes Down Employee Help Site After Controversy

CNBC | Katie Little | Posted 12.26.2013 | Business

After yet another PR headache, McDonald's has taken down its employee resources website following what it deemed "unwarranted scrutiny and inappropria...

$15 Minimum Wage Referendum To Appear On March Primary Ballots

Posted 12.19.2013 | Chicago

When Chicago voters head to the polls to vote in next March's primary election, some of them will encounter a question that's been the subject of many...

Most Of Us Fear 'American Dream' Is Dead, Want $10.10 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

The American Dream is dying and saving it may require some help from lawmakers, according to a significant share of Americans. About 64 percent of...

San Francisco Must Raise Minimum Wage

Randy Shaw | Posted 02.09.2014 | San Francisco
Randy Shaw

San Francisco's higher housing and overall living costs requires a significantly higher local minimum. This may require a ballot initiative to overturn the 2003 measure setting the current rate, but such a proactive move for economic fairness is imperative.

It Takes A McDonald's Worker 4 Months To Earn What The CEO Earns In An Hour

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

A McDonald's employee working overtime for nearly four months straight would make as much as the company's former CEO earned in just 60 minutes, accor...

20 Domino's Employees Fired After Protesting Low Wages

Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

A second protest is scheduled Monday outside a New York City Domino's Pizza after 20 workers from the restaurant allege they were fired after complain...

Jillian Berman

McDonald's May Not Quite Grasp What The Word 'Strike' Means

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.06.2013 | Business

The actions taking place outside McDonald's and other fast-food restaurants across the country this week aren't technically strikes, according to McDo...