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Tag: Fast Food

New York State Approves $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Workers

On Thursday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration approved legislation that will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour.

Posted on Sep 11, 2015 READ MORE

Bad Food Is the Leading Cause of Early Death Worldwide

An analysis by leading authorities on disease reveals that poor diet is the biggest contributor to early death around the world, with red meat and sugar-sweetened drinks among the foods implicated in 21 percent of deaths.

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Fast Food Diet

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New York’s Fast-Food Workers to Be Paid $15 Minimum Wage by 2021

Fast-food workers throughout the state won a hard-fought and important victory Wednesday: a $15 minimum wage.

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 READ MORE

‘Left, Right & Center’: Tim Cook, Midterms, and Fast-Food Wages in Denmark

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists agree that Apple CEO Tim Cook’s (at right) announcement that he’s gay is historic. Meanwhile, the “war on women” isn’t playing in the midterm elections and fast food workers in Denmark are making about $20 per hour.

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 READ MORE

Driving American Politics Underground

Seizure of institutions by corporate power means our real political life has been transferred to groups that operate outside the system.

Posted on Sep 7, 2014 READ MORE

Ask the Pizza Hut Guy

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Poverty Wages

Posted on Sep 5, 2014 READ MORE

My Dinner With the 1 Percent

“Why don’t you simply do what other rich folks do? Hide your money offshore so you don’t have to pay any taxes.” Laughter erupted at the table at my sarcastic comment and my question remained unanswered.

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 READ MORE

Calif. Governor, L.A. Mayor Push Plans to Boost Entertainment Tax Credit, Minimum Wage

On Wednesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti were inching closer to resolution on two big economic goals for the state and city, respectively.

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 READ MORE

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Juking the Job Stats

A decade ago, as the United States hemorrhaged manufacturing jobs, the federal government considered reclassifying fast food as a manufacturing industry.

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Fast Food Worker Revolt

Posted on May 18, 2014 READ MORE

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New York AG Forces McDonald’s Franchise Owner to Pay Up for Violating Wage Laws

Richard Cisneros, owner of seven McDonald’s franchises in Manhattan, is now obliged to pay nearly $500,000 to workers at his fast-food restaurants.

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CEO and Worker Pay

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Report: ‘Fast Food CEOs Rake In Taxpayer-Subsidized Pay’

While fast food workers stage a one-day strike, a report from the Global Economy Project shows how the industry’s CEOs have subsidized their own multimillion dollar salaries with taxpayer funds in addition to saving money by paying employees low wages. Report author Sarah Anderson explains.

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 READ MORE

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Food Waste Worsens Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The U.N.‘s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says food wastage across the world—totaling 1.3 billion tonnes of food annually—is the largest source of global greenhouse gas emissions after China and the USA.

Posted on Sep 14, 2013 READ MORE

Happy Labor Day

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New Life for Labor

Could this Labor Day mark the comeback of movements for workers’ rights and a turn toward innovation and a new militancy on behalf of wage earners?

Posted on Sep 1, 2013 READ MORE

Workers Pay

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 READ MORE

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Fast Food Workers Continue Fight Against Poverty Wages

Adults working full time at McDonald’s are “paid less per hour in real terms than the lowest paid US workers were half a century ago” when hundreds of thousands of people flooded into Washington, D.C., for the historic march for freedom and jobs for black Americans, The Guardian reports Thursday.

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 READ MORE

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Fast Food Workers Super Size Their Walkout

Fast food workers demanding a livable wage of $15 an hour are pushing for a nationwide walkout Aug. 29, leading, fittingly enough, into Labor Day weekend.

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 READ MORE

Lovin’ It

Posted on Aug 10, 2013 READ MORE

‘We Are Slowly Dying’: Fast-Food Workers Strike for Wages, Rights and Dignity

Fast food and retail workers are striking for the right to unionize and a living wage in seven cities: Milwaukee; Chicago; St. Louis; Kansas City, Mo.; Detroit; Flint, Mich.; and New York City.

Posted on Aug 3, 2013 READ MORE

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The True Cost of Paying McDonald’s Workers a Livable Wage

How much more would you have to pay for a Big Mac or Dollar Menu items in order for low-income workers at the fast food giant to make a livable wage? A University of Kansas researcher does some number crunching to find out.

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 READ MORE

Targeting Obesity

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 READ MORE

Super Size Your Paycheck

A union in New Zealand got fast food chains such as McDonald’s and Starbucks to raise their workers’ wages by 50 percent; Palestinian books don’t indoctrinate children against Jews after all; and perhaps, rather than fear Massive Online Open Courses, we should embrace this opportunity for cheap widespread online education. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 READ MORE

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Organizing Walmart: Why Austerity Economics Hurts Low-Wage Workers the Most

What does the drama in Washington over the “fiscal cliff” have to do with strikes and work stoppages among America’s lowest-paid workers at Walmart, McDonald’s, Burger King and Domino’s Pizza? Everything.

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 READ MORE

Beef With Red Meat

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Clear and Pheasant Danger

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School Lunches Are Making America’s Kids Bigger, Hungrier

American school officials’ attitudes about the relationship between kids and their school lunches have swung from shades of strict social Darwinism to reflections of the free-market mentality over the last century, as Michael O’Donnell explains in his Washington Monthly book review. Thus, the ideal of character-building deprivation gave way to the age of the tater tot.

Posted on Jan 7, 2010 READ MORE

Taco Bell’s Secret Sauce

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