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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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After 23 Years, Your Waiter Is Ready For A Raise

After 23 Years, Your Waiter Is Ready For A Raise

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The tipped minimum wage has been stuck at $2.13 an hour since 1991, but legislation before Congress could finally change that. The restaurant industry says that will cost jobs and drive away diners. But in states where servers, bartenders and other tipped workers already make more than the federal minimum wage, restaurants haven’t been hurting.

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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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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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NYC’s Fast-Food Workers Strike, Demand ‘Living Wages’

NYC’s Fast-Food Workers Strike, Demand ‘Living Wages’

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fast-food workers in New York City are on strike for the second time in six months, demanding higher wages that they can live on. Workers complain that $7.25 an hour, New York’s current minimum wage, is not enough to live in the city.

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