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Hartford and New Haven join fast-food workers strike in 150 cities

"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."

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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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Side order of wage theft with your pizza?

Domino's drivers were illegally deprived of car maintenance payments and tips and employees were not paid overtime rates for working more than 40 hours in a week.

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Food contracts cycle underway again for Southern Calif. Teamsters, UFCW

A historic core industry of the two major unions in Southern California, retail food, has begun its every-five-years-or-so cycle of bare-knuckle contract negotiations.

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Fighting for fast food workers in Silicon Valley

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.

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McDonald’s workers fed up with what company dishes out

The movement to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers got a boost here Thursday.

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Fast food strikes to happen in 100 cities Thursday

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.

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Chicago kids approve fresh food but not school cafeteria cuts

Parents, teachers, students and cafeteria workers cheered the decision by Chicago Public Schools last summer to replace frozen, canned and pre-plated meals with fresh food.

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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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