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Fast Food Worker Strikes

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.

Next Time Someone Says Fast Food Isn't A Real Job, Remember This

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business

Fast food jobs are a very real segment of our economy.

De Blasio Wants Corporate Welfare Queens To Pay Living Wage

Posted 02.04.2014 | Business

New York City's new mayor, Bill DeBlasio, has had enough of big corporations taking advantage of the city's welfare system by paying notoriously low w...

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...

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...

Jillian Berman

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

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 ...

This Burger Joint Is Raising Its Starting Salary To $15 Per Hour

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

There’s at least one burger joint listening to fast food protesters’ demands. Moo Cluck Moo, the Detroit-area fast food eatery that already ga...

LOOK: Who Really Makes The Minimum Wage?

The Huffington Post | Jan Diehm and Jillian Berman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

For most low-wage workers, the federal minimum wage, which stands at $7.25, isn’t enough to make ends meet. Even in Hanson County, South Dakota, Ame...

Kim Bellware

LOOK: Fast Food Workers Rail Against Minimum Wage In Chicago | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.29.2013 | Chicago

Chicago-area McDonald's workers walked off the job during a one-day strike Thursday morning as part of a nationwide movement protesting low wages and ...

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...

Fast Food Workers Take To The Streets

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

Low-wage workers are taking to the streets in 50 cities across the country Thursday. The protests, which come ahead of Labor Day, are an outgrowth of ...

Ex-McDonald's CEO: Striking Fast Food Workers' Demands Are A Job Killer

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business

If lawmakers were to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, it would “absolutely” kill jobs, former McDonald’s CEO Ed Rensi told Fox News host ...

GOP Rep: $10 Minimum Wage Would Quadruple Fast Food Prices

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business

Raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour could increase the price of a hamburger by about 438 percent, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) argued at a town ha...

Jillian Berman

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

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...

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.

LOOK: 10 Things The Fast Food Industry Doesn't Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Damon Scheleur and Jillian Berman | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business

Think your Big Mac was flipped by a teenager just looking for some pocket change? That's less and less the case these days. Find out the averag...