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Fast Food Strikes

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...

These Photos Prove The Fast Food Strikers Mean Business

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Fast food workers got striking bright and early today in cities including New York, Chicago and St. Louis. Organizers of the demonstrations estimate t...

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.06.2013 | Business

Fast food workers earn a median wage of $8.90 per hour. That's slightly more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, but it's way less tha...

We Should Start Tipping America's Super-Broke Fast Food Workers

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 12.05.2013 | Business

Basically no one is tipping America’s fast-food workers. But after looking at a new survey of tipping practices by salary information site PayScale,...

You're Secretly Subsidizing A Fast Food CEO's Million-Dollar Salary

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.05.2013 | Business

Fast-food giants save money by paying their typical workers very little, but they also save money by paying their CEOs millions, thanks to a quirk of ...

WATCH: Worker Calls Out McDonald's President Over Low Wages

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business

Video of a verbal confrontation between a McDonald's employee and McDonald's USA President Jeff Stratton has surfaced nearly a week after a group of r...

Why One Fast Food Restaurant Is Paying Workers 2x Minimum Wage

upworthy.com | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

A new burger joint is joining In-N-Out Burger in the small but wonderful world of cheap food that isn't being sold to you by cheapskate billionaires....

Robert Reich: Wage Protests Show 'We Are At A Tipping Point'

Posted 09.26.2013 | Business

Workers are mad and they're not going to take it any more, according to Robert Reich. The former Labor Secretary told HuffPostLive Wednesday that ...

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.

Alt-Labor Day, 2013

Amy B. Dean | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

At a time when traditional unions are on the decline, scrappy organizing campaigns among low-wage workers, sometimes called "alt-labor," are capturing the national spotlight.

From a Moment to a Movement

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A happy Labor Day to all -- a day for a last summer outing to the beach, a three-day weekend to shop the sales, or maybe just a day to stay home and get ready for the school year. And, oh yeah, a day to honor working people. As Labor Day weekend approached, fast food workers in at least 50 cities went on one-day strikes to demand a living wage. One double-edged analogy that comes to mind is the Occupy movement. It created a venue to confront the chasms of inequality in American society and the power of Wall Street. But what Occupy did not do was to translate into a durable politics that led to real reform. That's what the fast food movement needs to do.

Fast-Food Strikes Lend Much-Needed Fire to Largely Dormant Labor Movement

Jerry Lanson | Posted 10.31.2013 | Business
Jerry Lanson

Employees walked out of about 1,000 restaurant. Many earn the $7.25-an-hour federal minimum wage. They're demanding $15 an hour instead, contending, as one Los Angeles striker told The Times' Steven Greenhouse, that "people can't survive on the minimum wage."

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 ...

This Burrito Chain CEO Pays A Starting Wage Of Around $9.50 And Feels Great About It

Posted 09.03.2013 | Business

UPDATE (Sept. 3): In a statement emailed to The Huffington Post, Boloco CEO John Pepper took issue with a previous version of this headline that state...

Robert Reich: McDonald's And Walmart Can Afford $15 An Hour Wages

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

Robert Reich, who certainly knows a thing or two about labor and economic policy, says it's time for some of the nation's largest employers to start p...

McDonald's Ad Pops Up During Local News Footage Of Fast Food Worker Strikes

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

Oh, the irony. Some visitors who navigated to My Fox Atlanta earlier today for coverage of the national fast food worker strikes were greeted with...

Why One Fast Food Restaurant Pays Its Workers A Living Wage

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business

Fast food workers' wages have become a topic of controversy in recent weeks, as employees took to the streets claiming fast food giants aren't paying ...

Bernie Sanders Calls Out Walmart's 'Starvation Wages'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business

The Walton family's enormous wealth is proof that Walmart can afford to pay its workers a living wage, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.-Vt.) argued on Saturday...

Jillian Berman

LOOK: The Faces Of This Week's Fast Food Worker Walkouts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business

Hundreds of fast food workers in New York City, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis and other cities are walking off their jobs this week, demanding higher wa...

Errors in McDonald's Wage Analysis

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.02.2013 | Business

On Monday, The Huffington Post published a story entitled "Doubling McDonald's Salaries Would Cause Your Big Mac To Cost Just 68¢ More." HuffPost has...

Fast Food Workers To Walk Out Across The Country This Week

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Fast food workers across the country are walking off their jobs this week in protest of what they describe as low wages and unfair labor p...