The "$15 and a union" campaign won an NLRB decision that could dramatically change the organizing landscape in favor of fast food workers.
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.
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.
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.
More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress has begun negotiations on further cuts to the program.
Washington State voters received their mail ballots last week, their chance to vote on I-522, a statewide ballot measure that would require labeling of all genetically engineered food.
It's hurting our communities, said demonstrators in downtown Detroit protesting the tea party led government shutdown.
"Repeal the job-killing sequester," Richard Trumka declared. "Protect food aid for the poor. And create jobs and raise hundreds of billions of dollars to invest in our future by ending tax subsidies for outsourcing."
The second-largest private sector industry in America has a big problem: its workers are paid unlivable wages, and typically cannot eat the very food they are putting on customers' tables.
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.