Fast food workers at the council meeting reportedly cried after the vote.
Rasheen Aldridge, an organizer with Show Me $15, has been fired because of his role as a protest organizer.
"Where Congress is failing to take action to address inequality, these workers are leading the way; their fight is a shining light that will benefit all workers in the country."
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.
Around 50 representatives of labor and community groups rallied Dec. 5 in support of workers at a McDonald's here as part of the national day of action for fast food workers.
CHICAGO - Fast food workers in at least 100 cities are planning to walk off the job this Thursday in what organizers describe as the largest strike action yet in their drive for higher pay.
Two recently published reports shed damning light on the high cost of low wages in the fast food industry.
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.
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.
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."