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Why I Marched On McDonald's

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

I prayed with the McDonald's workers as the police looked on and then slapped plastic handcuffs on more than 100 of the workers and arrested them.

Dave Jamieson

Lawsuits: McDonald's Systematically Stealing Worker Wages | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business

Workers in California, Michigan and New York this week filed six new lawsuits against McDonald's claiming they were systematically shorted on pay by t...

Raises on McDonald's Menu

Arun Ivatury | Posted 05.07.2014 | Business
Arun Ivatury

It took a mandatory Securities and Exchange Commission filing, but McDonald's appears to have finally acknowledged the obvious in its recently-issued 2013 annual report: it may have to pay its workers more money.

How Low Can McDonald's Go to Disrespect Its Workers?

Michele Simon | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Michele Simon

While many large restaurant chains and other sectors of the food industry bear responsibility for mistreating their workers, recently, McDonald's has engaged in a series of jaw-dropping and idiotic communications with its workforce. Each one is a painful reminder of how impossible it is to live on fast-food wages.

Working Poor This Thanksgiving

Rebecca Smith | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business
Rebecca Smith

Thanksgiving is one of our most treasured national holidays. But while most of us will spend it sitting down to a sumptuous dinner in the company of our loved ones, some of us will be stocking shelves and working the shop floor.

McDonald's Tells Workers To Take Vacations Many Can't Afford

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.21.2013 | Business

McDonald's is encouraging its workers to take time off to stay healthy, even as many of them can't afford to take that advice. The fast food giant'...

Emily Cohn

McDonald's Tells Worker She Should Sign Up For Food Stamps | Emily Cohn | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business

McDonald's workers struggling to get by on poverty wages should apply for food stamps and Medicaid. That's the advice one activist McDonald's worke...

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 ...

The Moral Case for a Higher Minimum Wage

Sean McElwee | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The fact that we must still advocate for the minimum wage, progressive taxation, unions and Social Security -- programs taken for granted decades ago - indicates how barbaric our society has become. That is why raising the minimum wage is the only moral option available to us today.

McDonald's Owners: Debit Card Lawsuit Has No Merit

AP | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- The owners of 16 McDonald's restaurants say a lawsuit filed by a northeastern Pennsylvania woman who's challenging their decision...

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...

Mark Gongloff

No, The McDonald's McDouble Is Not The 'Greatest Food In Human History' | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business

I may be a little late to this, but it is never too late to point out how stupid it is to argue that the McDonald's McDouble cheeseburger is the "grea...

Jillian Berman

Lawsuit: McDonald's Franchise Didn't Pay Employees For Hours They Worked | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

After toiling away at an upstate New York McDonald's for months, Jeffrey Schuyler says he was "hurt" once he discovered his employer was altering time...