iOS app Android app

Fast Food Workers

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 06.06.2014 | 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.

OOPS! McDonald's Takes Down Employee Help Site After Controversy

CNBC | Katie Little | Posted 12.26.2013 | Business

After yet another PR headache, McDonald's has taken down its employee resources website following what it deemed "unwarranted scrutiny and inappropria...

Could This Be The Future Of Tipping?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.23.2013 | Small Business

This holiday season, one tea chain is hoping to bring employees a little closer to its customers by footing the cost of their tips. Argo Tea has be...

The Year in Food: McD's, Big Food Tweets, Great Reads, and GMO Seeds

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

This time around, I pay homage to high school yearbooks and take a look back at the year in food and nutrition via superlatives. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the class of 2013.

Food Service Workers Get More Taxpayer Aid Than Anyone Else

Bloomberg View | Barry Ritholtz | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business

Bloomberg View Last month, we discussed McDonald's and Wal-Mart as America’s biggest welfare queens. As it turns out, both giants are the benefic...

Dave Jamieson

Tea Party Rep: Fast-Food Workers Shouldn't Ask For Higher Wages

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a conference call with reporters earlier this week, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) said he doesn't support an increase in the federal m...

Telling Fast Food Workers To 'Get A Better Job' Is Nonsense, In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.11.2013 | Business

Critics tell fast-food workers to stop complaining about their extremely low pay because that's just the reality of an entry-level job. Get a better j...

It Takes A McDonald's Worker 4 Months To Earn What The CEO Earns In An Hour

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

A McDonald's employee working overtime for nearly four months straight would make as much as the company's former CEO earned in just 60 minutes, accor...

Fast Food Walkout

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Jeff Danziger

...