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On August 29, as fast food workers around the country went out on strike, Rep. John Lewis showed up to support strikers in Atlanta, saying: Let me thank you for all that you're doing. All over ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 09:42 AM PDT with 61 Recommends
Last Thursday, as we headed into a Labor Day weekend, fast food workers—the vast majority of whom either work holidays or don't get paid—held another one-day strike. Thursday's strike was a new ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 50 Recommends
The biggest fast food strike yet—a title that's been set and eclipsed repeatedly in the past year—is happening across the country today, with workers in 60 ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 92 comments on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 09:35 AM PDT with 78 Recommends
Starbucks fires employee on food stamps for eating a sandwich from the garbage. And then changes ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Are American-made goods coming soon to a Walmart near you, as the company's PR department would have you believe? Does it surprise you that the answer is "not really"? Walmart says it's going to ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 59 comments on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 08:23 AM PDT with 44 Recommends
Beginning shortly after the early June strike by around 100 Walmart workers, 20 of the strikers were fired and another 50 were disciplined in retaliation ; ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 36 comments on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 12:47 PM PDT with 58 Recommends
Fast food strikes are, as promised , set to expand dramatically, with a call for a nationwide one-day fast food strike on Aug. 29. While the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
Walmart's terrible effect on the jobs economy is no secret. Walmart drives down wages at other retailers and pays such low wages ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 46 comments on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 10:39 AM PDT with 56 Recommends
Fast food workers have staged one-day walkouts in cities across the country this week, calling for $15 an hour wages and the right to unionize. Workers in New York City, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 62 comments on Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 12:10 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
For fast food strikers in New York, it's about 'moral values.'
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Each step in the recent months' mobilization of fast food workers has made its own little piece of history. The first time fast food workers at multiple restaurants across a city ever went on ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 47 comments on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 07:19 AM PDT with 58 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 36 comments on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 07:58 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Striking fast food workers in New York City, April 2013 Fast food and other restaurant workers around the country are stepping up their demands for more pay and better treatment on ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 10:55 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
McDonald's and Visa have teamed up on a website that, as part of promoting Visa pay cards (yippee! fee-laden debit pay cards), offers some helpful budgeting advice. Which (oopsies!) kind of ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 62 comments on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT with 53 Recommends
As we wait for Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray to decide whether to sign or veto the Large Retailer Accountability Act passed by the city council,
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 24 comments on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 07:49 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Republicans and the business lobby are still in full hissy fit mode against President Obama's National Labor Relations Board nominees. One of their key claims, hilarious-if-it-wasn't-so-harmful, ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 10:55 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Last week , federally contracted workers at the Ronald Reagan Building ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 08:54 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
The Washington, D.C., city council voted Wednesday afternoon to impose a $12.50 living wage on large retailers, passing a bill that Tuesday drew threats from ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 116 comments on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 02:55 PM PDT with 91 Recommends
Walmart has big plans to open several stores in the Washington, D.C.—but it's now threatening to take its ball and go home if Washington's city council passes a bill requiring large retailers to ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 126 comments on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 01:25 PM PDT with 152 Recommends
Here's how the Metropolitan Transportation Authority explains the decision to use Chinese steel in rehabilitating the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge:
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 12 Recommends