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Fast-Food Workers' Fight for 15 Is My Fight Too

Letasha Irby | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Letasha Irby

On Tuesday, I'll be joining fast-food workers and other underpaid workers all across the country to demand higher wages and a voice on the job. We have a common fight, and when we stick together, we can win.

Hillary Clinton Shows Her Support For The Fight For 15 Campaign

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

Fast-food strikers got a boost to their campaign on Tuesday morning, when Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton personally tweeted out...

Fast Food Strikes Hit Cities Throughout The Country

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business

Nearly three years after launching its first worker strike, the Fight for 15 was reaping the fruits of its labor on Tuesday. The union-backed ...

Fast Food Workers To Protest In 270 Cities, Aim To Sway Election

USA Today | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

Fast-food workers, already a potent political force, are planning their largest nationwide strike yet next week and this time will leverage their crus...

Making Change: How Workers Like Me Are Winning the Fight for $15

Alvin Major | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Alvin Major

For workers like me, $15 an hour means being able to feed my family without worrying that we're taking money we need for the gas or water bill or for bus passes. It means being able to see my kids grow up. It means real change in our lives.

Labor Day 2015: People Are Sticking Together and Winning Together -- Hopefully for Good

Valarie Long | Posted 09.07.2015 | Business
Valarie Long

In a country where wages have been held down by powerful corporations for decades, and where 42 percent of working people are now paid less than $15 an hour, a growing desire to raise wages is inevitable.

Birmingham Shakes Up the Deep South with an Increase in the Minimum Wage

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 09.04.2015 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

Like the civil rights movement of the 1960s that spread throughout the south, organizers hope their push to increase the minimum wage will spread to other cities. They are already planning efforts in other Alabama cities.

Labor Secretary Tom Perez To Join The Fight For $15

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fast-food workers who are hoping to raise the minimum wage will find an ally in the Obama White House this week, with Labor Secretary T...

I've Worked at Mcdonald's for 7 Years Without a Raise. Now, the Fight for 15 Gives Me (and Workers Worldwide) Hope.

Bettie Anne Douglas | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Bettie Anne Douglas

I'm 57 years old and I've worked for McDonald's for seven years, getting paid a few pennies above the federal minimum wage. For a long time, I felt like I had no choice but to accept $7.65 an hour and the daily struggles that come along with that poverty wage. But in the last year, all that has changed.

New York State Calls For $15 Minimum Wage For Fast Food Workers

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business

A panel convened by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) recommended Wednesday that the state set a minimum wage of $15 expressly for New York's fast-food ...

A Game-Changing Moment for Fast-Food Workers

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Mary Kay Henry

In perhaps the strongest sign of how far their $15 movement has come, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to raise pay for fast-food workers statewide, setting up a potentially historic victory that could ripple across the country

Burger King Co-Founder Claims Higher Wages Could Kill Dollar Menu

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business

Tens of thousands of workers and activists staged protests at fast food outlets across the country on April 15, Tax Day, to demand increases in the mi...

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.

Low Wages Cost U.S. Taxpayers $153 Billion A Year

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business

153 billion reasons to raise wages.

McDonald's Is Raising Wages For Some Workers

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business

McDonald's is finally giving some of its workers a raise. The fast-food giant on Wednesday announced plans to give employees a 10 percent pay bump ...

Fasting for an End to Starvation Wages

Rudy López | Posted 05.09.2015 | Religion
Rudy López

Fast-food workers and the millions of low-wage workers trapped in the margins of our economy are changing the world. Leaders in the faith community are standing with them along with tens of thousands of concerned people who believe in fairness.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

'I Never Thought I'd Be Able To Give My Son His Own Bedroom' | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The year 2014 is ending on an economic high note: The U.S. workforce added 321,000 jobs in November, hourly wages are ticking upward, an...

Woman Gives Fast-Food Worker A $10,000 Coat

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.22.2014 | Good News

A Texas fast-food worker has some fancy new duds today, thanks to a drive-thru customer who handed over her mink coat after the employee complimented ...

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.

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 | 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...

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.

Why We Should Tip Service Workers Generously

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Just because you don't see a tip jar doesn't mean that tips aren't appropriate or welcome.

'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...