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Fast food workers to stage nationwide strike Thursday

During the nationwide strike in 160 cities for higher wages and union rights, they will demand an industry-wide wage of $15 per hour.

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Fast food workers plan civil disobedience as employers “freak out” over NLRB ruling

The "$15 and a union" campaign won an NLRB decision that could dramatically change the organizing landscape in favor of  fast food workers.

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Fight for $15: CPUSA Convention highlights fight for a living wage

At the Peoples World panel on June 13 called "Working for a Living: New Challenges," workers who have been part of the Fight for 15 campaign to raise fast food wages made their voices heard.

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Labor group defends workers at military bases against right wing attacks

The pay hike would start Jan. 1 under new contracts that fast food firms would sign with the military PXs, where military personnel and families buy food and goods at reduced rates.

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St. Louis hearing spotlights government subsidies of fast food giants

ST. LOUIS - "We are here to help create a climate where the denial of workers' rights will not be tolerated," Joan Suarez, co-chair of the St. Louis Jobs with Justice Workers'  Rights Board, said as she convened a public hearing at City Hall here on Oct. 28.

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Fast food workers strike in 60 cities for higher wages

Fast food workers went on strike in a half dozen Michigan cities as well as over 60 cities, towns and suburbs nationwide, driving home how fast this movement for dignity and a 15 dollar an hour wage is spreading.

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Goodwill's disabled workers join the fight for a living wage

Disabled workers at Goodwill Industries have an on-line petition (by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network) demanding decent wages from the charity.

 

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Popcorn, pizza and poison

Chemists had been looking for the likely origin of certain chemicals that appear as contaminants in human blood. Apparently, they're from food packaging.