Mayor de Blasio will raise wages for 50,000 city employees — some of whom are currently making as low as $11.50 an hour — to $15 an hour by the end of 2018, officials will announce Wednesday." (More...)
Continuing a push for the payment of higher wages for public-sector jobs, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced a plan on Monday to raise the minimum wage for state university workers to $15.(More...)
That's how the Fight for $15 has operated: by drawing the debate toward its agenda, and expanding the range of policy outcomes that reasonable people discuss, rather than trying to get people excited about a particular candidate's platform.(More...)
The demonstrators – chanting for McDonald's to "supersize my check" – came to Oak Brook this week to call McDonald's out for insufficient pay...(More...)
Workers in Atlanta, Boston, New York, Los Angeles and more than 200 cities across the US walked out on their jobs or joined marches and protests on Wednesday during what organisers claimed was the largest protest by low-wage workers in US history.(More...)
"I mean, we're asking for $15 and a union. We need that protection in the workplace as well. We need someone fighting for the workers. Until then, we're going to fight for ourselves," said Jessica Davis, a McDonald's employee.(More...)
A nationwide protest against low wages in the US fast-food industry culminated in hundreds of arrests on Thursday, as activists stepped up their campaign for higher pay and better benefits for workers at companies such as McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC. (More...)
The two-day convention, with 150 tables spread across the expo center’s floor, highlighted the campaign’s growth since November 2012, when 200 workers went on a one-day strike at 60 fast-food restaurants in New York. (More...)
The group of protesters had marched up the driveway of McDonald's sprawling campus in suburban Chicago. They were met by about 250 law enforcement officers, including state police in riot gear, and were asked to leave. When they refused, the strikers were taken into custody, according to the Oak Brook police department in Illinois.(More...)
Protesting fast-food workers chanting under umbrellas and red ponchos on a chilly, rainy Thursday in River North weren’t simply looking for a raise.
They said they want respect.
A few hundred fast food workers in Chicago on Wednesday voted to join a national one-day strike against their employers on May 15.
Strikes are planned for 150 cities, including New York City. The national strike was announced at an event there at midday on Wednesday. (More...)
The pay gap between the top chief executive officers and the average workers at their companies is about 331 to 1. Now comes another ratio, courtesy of Demos, a public policy organization in New York: 1,200 to 1. That’s the pay gap between CEOs of fast-food companies and the average fast-food worker in 2012.(More...)