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A big victory for fast-food workers

To the editor: For far too long, huge companies like McDonald’s have raked in profits while employees suffer from poor working conditions, low pay and no union. (“The NLRB-McDonald’s ruling could be the beginning of a franchise war,” Aug. 4) [Read Full Article]

The Minimum Wage Workers Strike Back

At 24, Patrick is a fast food veteran. Over the past eight years, he has worked at seven different franchises. He started out at America’s Incredible Pizza Company at the NASCAR Speedpark in St. Louis, Missouri, the city where he grew up and still lives. He thought a fast food[…]

Biggest fast food strike ever attracts global support

A year and a half ago, it was 200 striking workers in a single city. As of this week, it’s a global movement. On Thursday, thousands of fast food workers across the United States initiated the latest in a series of day-long strikes against their employers. As with every successive[…]

I’m Making $21 an hour at McDonald’s. Why aren’t you?

I work for McDonald’s and I make $21 an hour. No, that isn’t a typo. It’s really my salary. You see, I work for McDonald’s in Denmark, where an agreement between our union and the company guarantees that workers older than 18 are paid at least $21 an hour. Employees[…]