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Fast Food Workers

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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 09.09.2014 | 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 09.27.2014 | 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 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...

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...