Labor News

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Seattle makes history: Council OKs $15 minimum wage

Fast food workers at the council meeting reportedly cried after the vote.

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St. Louis workers rally to support fired Jimmy John's employee

Rasheen Aldridge, an organizer with Show Me $15, has been fired because of his role as a protest organizer.

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Hartford fast-food workers protest wage theft

Fast-food workers and community and faith leaders protested systemic wage theft in the industry,  just after the first-ever national poll of fast-food workers showed companies lare stealing money from 89 percent of their employees. 

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Fast food giants cost America $7 billion in McTaxes

Two recently published reports shed damning light on the high cost of low wages in the fast food industry.

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Subway fires worker for giving a 3-year-old a cookie

We've heard of ridiculous excuses companies use to fire pro-union workers, but a Seattle Subway shop takes the cake...er, cookie. Working Washington reports the firm fired Carlos Hernandez for giving a 66-cent cookie, free, to a 3-year-old.

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Fight for 15 marchers rally in "right-to-work" Texas

AUSTIN, Texas - Despite temperatures pushing the century mark, striking fast-food workers and their supporters rallied for fair wages in the capital of this so-called "right-to-work" state on Aug. 29.

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Fast food workers' strike is "March on Corporate America"

At yesterday's fast food workers strike, Rep. Barbara Lee told workers, " There's no way workers should have to work for minimum wage and still have to rely on food stamps, Section 8 and Medicaid."

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If McDonald's workers get a raise, would a Big Mac cost more?

A recent study by a University of Kansas School of Business student, Arnobio Morelix, has challenged claims by fast-food giant McDonald's that raising its low-paid workers' pay is unreasonable.