Dairy Queen Tells Racist Franchisee His Store Is Closed Forever

By Clint Rainey, www.grubstreet.com -

By Clint Rainey for Grub Street - Despite him using the word “freely to describe black people,” police told Ford it wasn’t a criminal act, so there wasn’t much they could do. Ford took to [...]

Appeals Board Upholds Minimum Wage Hike To $15

By Matthew Hamilton, www.blog.timesunion.com -

By Matthew Hamilton for Times Union - The state Industrial Board of Appeals has upheld the planned increase to a $15 minimum wage for the state’s fast food workers. “No one who works hard should [...]

$15 An Hour NOW – Not 5 To 7 Years From Now

By C. Robert Gibson, www.occupy.com -

By C. Robert Gibson in Occupy - So, to be clear, $15 an hour now is neither an unreasonable nor irrational demand. By contrast, the default argument against increasing the minimum wage is the [...]

Year After Seattle Raises Minimum Wage, No Economic Disaster

By Working Washington, www.workingwa.org -

By Working Washington - In the year between the first Seattle fast food strikes and the passage Seattle’s landmark $15 minimum wage law, we heard all kinds of of sky-is-falling predictions from [...]

Chipotle Under Attack For Going GMO Free

By Ronnie Cummins, www.ecowatch.com -

The biotech industry has a long history of discrediting scientists who challenge the safety of GMOs. That intimidation campaign worked well until consumers connected the dots between GMO foods [...]

McDonald’s Announces Corporate Shake-Up, Workers Vow To Rise Up

By Deirdre Fulton, www.commondreams.org -

On the same day that McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook announced sweeping changes aimed at "returning excitement" to the behemoth—and struggling—fast-food chain, thousands of McDonald's cooks and [...]

Protests Hit McDonald’s In Los Angeles, Nationwide

By Tiffany Hsu, www.latimes.com -

Labor organizers displeased with McDonald’s Corp.’s decision to raise wages only for workers at company-owned stores, leaving out employees at franchises, held protests across the nation [...]

USDA Approves ‘Untested, Inherently Risky’ GMO Apple

By Katherine Paul, www.salsa3.salsalabs.com -

On Friday, February 13, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved the first genetically engineered apple, despite hundreds of thousands of petitions asking the USDA to reject it. In [...]

How 13 Complaints Against McDonald’s Could Help Millions Unionize

By David Moberg, www.inthesetimes.com -

The law is catching up with Ronald McDonald. On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board issued 13 complaints involving 78 charges by workers that McDonald’s USA, LLC, and many of its [...]

McDonald’s Just Got Hit With Multiple Labor Law Violations

By Michael Wasser, www.jwj.org -

Today, the National Labor Relations Board’s chief prosecutor, General Counsel Richard Griffin, jointly charged McDonald’s and several of its franchisees with multiple violations of federal labor [...]

Fast Food Workers Plan Nationwide Strike For Dec. 4

By Ned Resnikoff, www.america.aljazeera.com -

Fast food workers in at least 150 cities nationwide will walk off the job on Dec. 4, demanding an industry-wide base wage of $15 per hour and the right to form a union. Workers unanimously voted [...]

Chipotle Accused Of Stealing From Its Workers

By Bryce Covert, www.thinkprogress.org -

Chipotle Mexican Grill is being sued by workers in Colorado and Minnesota who accuse it of violating labor laws by purposely underpaying them. In a September 22 complaint in Colorado, the [...]

Biggest Fast Food Workers Strike Ever

By Strike Fast Food, www.strikefastfood.org -

McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s workers among those to walk off their jobs as movement continues to grow; home care workers join as movement spreads to new industry “All across the country [...]

Fast-food Workers Ready To Escalate Wage Demands

By AP, www.AP.org -

Fast-food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers [...]

100 Arrested Near McD’s Headquarters Over Low Pay

By Dominic Rushe, www.theguardian.com -

McDonald’s closed part of its corporate headquarters on Wednesday in response to a mass protest by workers and activists that campaigners say ended in over 100 arrests. Over 2,000 people [...]

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