McDonald's once again displayed its utter ignorance of the lives of its low-wage workers in an online advice column recommending seasonal tipping rates for luxury services And on the same day those workers joined a nationwide walkout protesting poverty wages Yes, Ronald McDonald is a clown, but still .
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.
With the three meals hitting their caloric max-out point, Yum! Brands has been leading the effort to add a whole new gorging session to America's daily schedule.
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.