fast food workers

Fox Celebrates New GOP Retirement Plan: Work At McDonalds To Age 100
Here's what we can all look forward to if George Will and his ilk have their way. Read more...
Fast-food Workers Rally Nationwide For Higher Wages
The protests are part of a movement by labor unions, Democrats and other worker advocacy groups to raise pay in low-wage sectors. Read more...
Robert Reich On Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking
"Workers who are paid more stay around longer and are more productive." Read more...
Creative Ways Labor May Be Making A Comeback
It's called Labor Day for a reason. E.J. Dionne and Harold Meyerson examine creative ways in which the labor movement may be making a comeback. Read more...
National Strike! August 29th
Thousands of workers are going on a national strike on August 29th to demand better pay and better treatment. Low-wage jobs are the fastest growing jobs in the nation and they need to pay more so that workers like us can make ends meet. Read more...

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A national strike for a living wage and the right to unionize in the fast food and retail sectors has spread across seven cities. Hundreds of workers walked off the job Thursday in Milwaukee, and before that in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Flint and New York City. Read more...
Bernie Sanders Takes Apart Douglas Holtz-Eakin In Debate Over Minimum Wage
Sen. Bernie Sanders was back at it, going after the likes of "welfare recipient" Walmart and arguing once again for the minimum wage to be raised in the United States. Sanders appeared on this Tuesday's The Situation Room on CNN and proceeded to make mincemeat of his fellow guest on the show, former Director of the Congressional Budget Office and McCain economic advisor, Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Read more...
Colbert: McDonald's Budget For Minimum Wage Employees Proves They Don't Care About Math
As we already discussed here, with fast food workers across the country organizing strikes to demand a living wage, fighting against the likes of the Koch brothers and their ilk, who don't think we need any minimum wage at all, Stephen Colbert took McDonald's to task for their financial advice website for employees. Read more...
Cue the right-wing outrage over this Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher in 10...9...8... for the way he ended his New Rules segment while talking about the dangers of record income disparity in the United States: Read more...
There was a moving and powerful event this morning at Union Station in DC where low wage workers for federal contractors, leaders of the faith community, and members of Congress all did a little preaching to President Obama. Their message could not have been clearer: it is time to finally to do something real to help low wage workers step out of poverty and into the middle class. Read more...