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Dave Jamieson

Wendy's Worker Says She Was Fired For Being Sick

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business

A 6-year veteran Wendy's worker in Alabama is alleging that management fired her for "job abandonment" while she was being treated for an ovarian cyst...

New Report Shows 'Stark' Racial Inequalities In Service Jobs

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.13.2014 | Black Voices

A report released by labor union UNITED HERE last week has revealed serious racial employment inequalities at Baltimore-Washington International (BWI)...

Fast-Food Workers Could Face Robot 'Armageddon'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business

For three decades now, the idea that robots will replace fast-food workers has been more of a pipe dream of tightwad business owners than a reality. B...

$15: The New Eight-Hour Day

Jack Temple | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Jack Temple

When 200 New York City fast-food workers walked off their jobs in November 2012, their demand of $15 an hour seemed like a fantasy. But over the weekend, as more than 1,000 fast-food workers from 50 cities gathered in Chicago for the first-ever nationwide fast-food workers convention, the workers' call for $15 looked prescient.

Fast Food Workers Ramp Up Fight For Rights

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 07.28.2014 | 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 07.25.2014 | Business

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

Dave Jamieson

Workers At A Subway Sandwich Shop Vote To Unionize

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business

A group of Subway sandwich makers just proved that it isn't impossible for fast food workers to unionize. Workers at a Subway location in Bloomsbur...

McDonald's Workers Claim They Were Fired For Union Activity

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business

McDonald's is under investigation by the National Labor Relations Board for allegedly firing workers for union activity, in a case that could have muc...

This Interactive Chart Will Help You Find The Perfect Job

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business

Though the job of a fashion designer may seem glamorous, those in the industry rate their work as meaningless as fast food cooks do, according to a ne...

A Path to Victory for 3 Million Workers

Jonathan Westin | Posted 08.06.2014 | New York
Jonathan Westin

It's not about politics; it's about doing the right thing for hard-working men and women across New York and the rest of the country.

13 Powerful Photos Of McDonald's Workers Protesting For Better Pay

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

Hundreds of protesters descended on McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, this week to demand the right to unionize and a $15 minimum wage, ...

Fighting Wage Theft in the Fast Food Industry

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business
Eric T. Schneiderman

Minimum-wage workers devastated by the economic crash of 2008 have continued to languish in poverty while the subsequent recovery has sent executive compensation soaring. Nowhere is the disparity starker than in the fast-food industry, which a recent report called the most unequal sector in the U.S. economy.

Faith Leaders Leading the Fight Against Income Inequality in New York

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

All throughout history, clergy of all faiths and denominations have been deeply involved in the fight for civil rights and for fair treatment for all people. Now faith leaders are helping to lead the fight against income inequality.

Fast Food Pulls a Fast One

Michael Winship | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Michael Winship

Our tax dollars are subsidizing both the fast-food workers who need the help and the companies' CEOs who don't.

'You're Definitely Not Worth $15 Per Hour'

William Blueher | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
William Blueher

It is rare when the ruling class and its fawning admirers in the mainstream media speak openly about how they see the working class. Rich people are aware that we resent hearing them tell us how worthless they think we are.

Faith Leaders Are Standing With Workers to Confront Economic Injustice

Camille Rivera | Posted 06.07.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Faith leaders understand that grave economic injustices can no longer be allowed to continue, because they tear apart the fabric of our society.

Here Comes Another Round Of Protests

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food protests are planned for several U.S. cities Tuesday as labor organizers look to bring attention to practices they say ill...

Dave Jamieson

Lawsuits: McDonald's Systematically Stealing Worker Wages

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

McDonald's Admits It May Lose The Fight To Keep Wages Low

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business

McDonald’s is joining the rest of us in worrying about income inequality, but not because it thinks low-wage workers don't make enough -- instead, i...

Of COURSE Fast-Food Workers Say Crazy Things On Receipts. Their Job Is Awful

Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business
Mark Gongloff

When you read that story recently about the Burger King customers who were insulted on their order receipt, you may have felt shock, outrage and sympathy for the customers. I felt a little of that, but something else, too: I felt empathy for the employee who typed up the receipt and then got fired over it.

McDonald's Can Afford To Pay More

Bloomberg | Christopher Flavelle | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Bloomberg View: The restaurant industry, which employs one in 10 Americans, many of them earning low wages, says it can't afford an increase in the...

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.

2013 and the Beginning of America's Economic Revolt

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

If a populist revolt against extreme inequality materializes in the first decades of this century, historians may look back on 2013 as a turning point.

Will Congress Act on the Working Poor Crisis in 2014?

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

Much ink is spilt in end-of-year recaps this time of year, but the most compelling national analysis so far came from Joan Walsh of Salon. She proclaimed 2013 as the year "Americans discovered the crisis of the working poor." But unfortunately Congress still hasn't discovered it.