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Across The Country, Fast-Food Workers Rally For $15-An-Hour Pay

Across The Country, Fast-Food Workers Rally For $15-An-Hour Pay

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Union organizers say workers need a liveable wage and that their campaign to win them is gaining momentum, but the industry says higher wages would increase the cost of fast food.

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Fast-Food Workers Cry Poverty Wages As McDonald’s Buys Luxury Jet

Fast-Food Workers Cry Poverty Wages As McDonald’s Buys Luxury Jet

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Thousands of restaurant workers protested Thursday in cities around the country, calling for an increase in wages to $15 an hour. Many fast-food workers make so little that they rely on public assistance to get by, even as profits at many franchises have nearly doubled in recent years. But not everyone agrees that raising the minimum wage will fix the problem.

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Why U.S. Taxpayers Pay $7 Billion A Year To Help Fast-Food Workers

Why U.S. Taxpayers Pay $7 Billion A Year To Help Fast-Food Workers

| October 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

Fifty-two percent of low-wage fast-food workers rely on public assistance programs like food stamps and Medicaid just to make ends meet, a fresh analysis finds. Many are adults supporting families. But some conservative economists say raising the minimum wage to $15 – as protesters are demanding – wouldn’t help matters.

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McDonald’s President Was Caught Off Guard By Low-Wage, Single Mom

McDonald’s President Was Caught Off Guard By Low-Wage, Single Mom

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton has been criticized on social media for his videotaped response to an employee who confronted him and complained that she doesn’t make enough to feed her kids. But a spokeswoman for the company says McDonald’s has a long history of promoting from within.

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The Fast-Food Restaurants That Require Few Human Workers

The Fast-Food Restaurants That Require Few Human Workers

| August 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

As fast-food workers go on strike in cities across the country, opponents argue robots could replace them if their demands for a higher minimum wage are met. But robots for fast food exist already — kind of.

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For Restaurant Workers, A Struggle To Put Food On The Table

For Restaurant Workers, A Struggle To Put Food On The Table

| August 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Fast food and restaurant work used to be seen as an entry point for the young. Today, the average such employee is 29, and nearly a quarter are parents. For these workers, current wages are hardly enough to support them, let alone their families.

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Largest Strike So Far By Fast-Food Workers Set For Thursday

Largest Strike So Far By Fast-Food Workers Set For Thursday

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

In 50 cities across the nation, many employees at fast-food restaurants have pledged to walk out. They’re hoping to draw attention to their campaign for an increase in the minimum wage.

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Fast-Food Strikers Demand A ‘Living Wage’

Fast-Food Strikers Demand A ‘Living Wage’

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Picketers in seven cities say McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food chains should pay employees $15 an hour. But the restaurant industry says that would force those companies to cut jobs.

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