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Ms. Magazine – The Fearless Fight for $15

On Wednesday, dozens of social justice advocates, fast-food workers, clergy members, labor leaders and members of the local community descended upon Los Angeles City Hall to stage a rally in support of the 15 women who have been fasting for more than two weeks for “Fight for 15,” a nationwide[…]

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McDonald’s to SEC: Strikes hurt, we might have to hike pay

Worker strikes and social media shaming “can adversely affect us,” and “increasing public focus” on “income inequality” could spur higher wages, fast food giant McDonald’s acknowledged in an annual report filed Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. [Read Full Article]

Obama Raises Min Wagefor Federal Contract Workers…

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, 40 U.S.C. 101 et seq., and in order to promote economy and efficiency in procurement by contracting with sources who adequately compensate[…]

McDonald’s to SEC: Strikes hurt, we might have to hike pay

Worker strikes and social media shaming “can adversely affect us,” and “increasing public focus” on “income inequality” could spur higher wages, fast food giant McDonald’s acknowledged in an annual report filed Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. [Read Full Article]

Why I support the Fast Food Workers Strike

Fast food workers across America aren’t waiting on Congress to raise their pay. This week, they’re taking matters into their own hands by organizing a nationwide strike aimed at securing better pay for their families and basic rights in the workplace. [Read Full Article]

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[…]