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Fast Food Workers Strike

Ask An Economist: Will Raising Fast Workers' Wages Strengthen the Economy?

Nick Norton | Posted 03.05.2014 | Detroit
Nick Norton

The Economic Policy Institute estimates that an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10/hour would raise the wage of nearly 30 million workers, increase GDP by around $32 billion during the phase-in period, and create 140,000 net new jobs over that period.

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.

This Labor Day, Put Down the Ribs and Stand Up With Workers

Christine Owens | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics
Christine Owens

Ah...Labor Day -- one last chance to throw a burger on the grill and take our minds off work. Not usually a day people spend contemplating workers in America. If most of us really stopped to think about the state of workers on Labor Day, we would be in no mood to celebrate.

Just Wages for Fast Food Workers: Split the Bill?

Bruce Pietrykowski | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Bruce Pietrykowski

Fast food workers are taking to the streets to demand better pay. They're asking for a wage of $15 an hour. Is this a fair wage? Is it a "living wage"? The demands of fast food workers have caused many people to think about the meaning of a fair day's wage for a fair day's work.

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.

Saki Knafo

MORE Low-Wage Workers Go On Strike | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

CHICAGO -- When Chris Thomas, 25, started working at the Nike store in downtown Chicago in 2008, he made $10.15 an hour -- at least a few dollars shor...

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...