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Fast Food Worker Wages

Fast Food Workers Need a Real Break Today

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A couple of generations of school kids have grown up on the catchy McDonald's advertising jingle, "You deserve a break today." But during every working moment of those years McDonald's workers have gotten anything but a break when it comes to working hours and worse, their wages for those hours.

You're Paying A Ton To Subsidize Fast Food's Poverty Wages

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business

Taxpayers spend about $7 billion per year to help pay workers who are employed by an industry that rakes in $200 billion annually. That's because t...

Jillian Berman

Study: McDonald's Low Wages Cost Taxpayers $1.2 Billion Per Year | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.18.2013 | Business

The fast food industry’s low wages are costing us all, new research finds. Taxpayers are shelling out $1.2 billion a year to help pay workers at ...

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

Fast Food Workers Are Not Your Slaves

Charles Clymer | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Charles Clymer

I'm sitting in a booth, and there's a couple in front of me. I'm not paying attention to them until I hear the man spill his drink. I still don't look up... until I hear the unmistakable sound of liquid pouring off a table onto the ground. For 20 seconds.

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...

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 ...

Good News For Fast Food Workers

Posted 08.01.2013 | Comedy

Judah Friedlander has some time on his hands now that "30 Rock" is over, but he's keeping busy by touring the country doing stand-up and supporting lo...

The Fast Food Worker Strike Highlights the Need for Cooperation on Education Reform

Kate Casas | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Kate Casas

I support the right of the fast food workers to organize, and I believe whole-heartedly that Americans deserve to make a living wage. But I also hope for a day when we have an education system that fulfills its promise to provide a quality education for everyone.

Fast Food Workers Take Wage Protest To McDonald's HQ

Posted 05.23.2013 | Chicago

Building on the momentum from a string of previous demonstrations, a group of Chicago fast food workers gathered early Thursday calling for higher wag...

This National Waiters and Waitress Day Know Your Rights

Louis Pechman | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Louis Pechman

Labor law violations are rampant in the restaurant business and cash is one of the main reasons. Where there is cash, games are played; and small restaurants are still largely cash businesses. Workers across the country, however, are doing something about their rights.

Looking For An Ethical Restaurant? There's An App For That

Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

In the search for food, mobile-savvy eaters often turn to applications like Yelp!, Zagat and Open Table. Now there’s another app that offers diners ...

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...

'We're Asking For Basic Needs'

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business

By Lisa Baertlein Nov 29 (Reuters) - Fast-food restaurant employees protested in New York City on Thursday, demanding higher pay and t...