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Fight for $15

Love the Hands that Feed You. 6 Tips for a More Sustainable Valentine's Day.

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

This Valentine's Day, before planning your romantic dinner or buying roses and chocolate, think about how your choices will affect the hands that feed you.

Discrimination 50 Years After Selma: We're Not Lovin' It

Rev. Kevin Chandler | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices
Rev. Kevin Chandler

As a minister in southern Virginia, I am sorry to report that even in some of the largest and best known corporations in America, the blatant discrimination the civil rights movement fought against is still alive and well.

Dave Jamieson

McDonald's Has Another Fight On Its Hands

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business

A group of former McDonald's workers from Virginia are suing their stores for racial discrimination and sexual harassment -- and they're taking the ra...

Maximizing the Dream

Rusty Hicks | Posted 01.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Rusty Hicks

For every theater-goer, minimum wage-earner or maximum wage-maker who applauded, cried, or expressed righteous indignation at the story told in Selma, we'd like to remind them that the story of economic justice is still being written in our country, city and state.

Dave Jamieson

Feds Accuse McDonald's Of Violating Workers' Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business

In a major blow to big franchisers, the National Labor Relations Board issued several complaints against McDonald's on Friday, naming the fast food gi...

Socialist Party Pushing $20 Minimum Wage Defends $13-An-Hour Job Listing

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business

The Freedom Socialist Party has right-wing bloggers seeing red over a job listing that paid less than the group advocates for a minimum wage. Earl...

Why Are Fast Food Workers Being Vilified?

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

History shows that Henry Ford doubled wages and still managed to increase profits. Are we really supposed to believe McDonald's can't spend a single penny more on workers without going bankrupt or ruining the U.S. economy?

Krugman Debunks Classic Argument Against Raising Wages

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business

Paying fast-food workers $15 an hour won't cause big companies like McDonald's to cut jobs, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. ...

Dave Jamieson

Fast Food Strikes Coming To 150 Cities, Organizers Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

If Irvin Ortega doesn't show up for his scheduled shift at an Oakland McDonald's this week, it will mark the third time in the past year and a half th...

Fast Food Workers Ramp Up Fight For Rights

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 09.25.2014 | Business

VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate ...

Fast Food Workers Prepared To Do 'Whatever It Takes'

AP | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national...

Workers Are Rising -- and Winning

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

If you work hard, you should make enough to live a good life and provide a better one for your kids. That's a conviction worth fighting for and a sentiment that rings true for most people, not just in Seattle but everywhere.

More Fast Food Unrest Coming

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business

By Lisa Baertlein May 21 (Reuters) - Fast-food workers from three dozen U.S. cities on Wednesday will protest at the headquarters of ...

Worldwide Fast-Food Protests Are Coming

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Labor organizers say they're planning another day of fast-food protests next week, with coordinated actions expected in the U.S. and...

Why Working At Burger King Is 'Pure Hell' For This Florida Man

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business

Fifty-year-old Glenn Johnson is paid about $14,000 a year working at a Miami-area Burger King, just minutes away from the fast food company's corporat...

Push To Increase Minimum Wages In Chicago Gets A Key Boost

Posted 01.30.2014 | Chicago

With support from the highest offices in both Illinois and the nation for a higher minimum wage, several Chicago aldermen joined activists and low-wag...

The Fight for 15

Dennis Trainor | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Originally posted at AcronymTV.com Fast-food workers walked off their jobs in over 100 cities on Thursday, demanding a living wage. The actions ...

To Celebrate Labor Day, Give American Workers a Raise

Jan Schakowsky | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Jan Schakowsky

The real Welfare Kings are the Fast Food Giants and all those poverty wage employers who refuse to pay a livable wage. They depend on the taxpayer-funded government programs to subsidize their employees. It's the Wal-Marts and McDonald's that need those welfare programs. They are the Takers, not the Makers.

Kim Bellware

LOOK: Fast Food Workers Rail Against Minimum Wage In Chicago

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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...

They're Not Lovin' It: Striking Workers May Be McDonald's Worst Nightmare

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Parisian

McDonald's workers across the country are demanding that the company take responsibility for the working conditions it puts in place, and begin paying workers a living wage.

New Chicago Union Calls for $15 Minimum Wage (VIDEO)

John V. Santore | Posted 01.29.2013 | Chicago
John V. Santore

While boisterous protests targeted Chicago-area Walmarts Friday, a new local union formed in mid-November coordinated a second wave of actions calling for an increase in the minimum wage to $15 per hour.