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Fight for $15

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.