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February 24th, 2015

Fast Food News – February 24

Published February 24th, 2015 -

This post is part of an ongoing of series on the fast food organizing movement. You can read all our Fast Food News here. After Wal-Mart’s announcement that it will increase their starting hourly wage to $9 in April, some believe that McDonald’s will be unable... More »

February 12th, 2015

Fast Food News – February 12

Published February 12th, 2015 -

This post is part of an ongoing of series on the fast food organizing movement. You can read all our Fast Food News here. Politico and The Hill report that The International Franchising Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Hotel & Lodgin... More »

February 5th, 2015

Fast Food News – February 5th

Published February 5th, 2015 -

This post is part of an ongoing of series on the fast food organizing movement. You can read all our Fast Food News here. The Wall Street Journal reports that McDonald’s Chief Executive Don Thompson will step down as president and CEO, less than three years in... More »

January 28th, 2015

Fast Food News – January 28th

Published January 28th, 2015 -

This post is part of an ongoing of series on the fast food organizing movement. You can read all our Fast Food News here. Al Jazeera America reports that the fast food industry could adjust to a $15 per hour federal minimum wage without cutting jobs, according... More »

January 8th, 2015

Fast Food News – January 8th

Published January 8th, 2015 -

This post is part of an ongoing of series on the fast food organizing movement. You can read all our Fast Food News here. McDonald’s announced that it will be laying off 63 workers at its Illinois headquarters as part of a cost cutting strategy. According to C... More »

December 19th, 2014

Fast Food News – NLRB Names McDonald's as a 'Joint Employer'

Published December 19th, 2014 -

This afternoon, the NLRB announced that it has issued complaints against McDonald’s franchisees and their franchisor, McDonald’s USA, LLC, as joint employers. In total, the NLRB issued 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, L... More »

December 12th, 2014

Today's News & Commentary – December 12th

Published December 12th, 2014 -

The New York Times has initiated a new series entitled “The Decline of Work,” which today takes a particular focus on the unemployment of men between the ages of 25 and 54. According to the Times, in the 1960s, roughly 5% of men did not work, but that number i... More »

December 9th, 2014

Fast Food News – December 9

Published December 9th, 2014 -

This post is part of an ongoing of series on the fast food organizing movement. You can read all our Fast Food News here. Bloomberg reports that McDonald’s is facing its worst U.S. sales slump since 2001, posting a 4.6 percent drop in U.S. same-store sales for... More »

December 4th, 2014

Fast Food News – December 4

Published December 4th, 2014 -

Today, thousands of fast food workers in roughly 190 cities nationwide are walking off the job demanding an industry-wide base wage of $15 per hour and the right to form a union. According to Al Jazeera, today’s action may be the largest work stoppage in the h... More »

December 1st, 2014

Fast Food News – December 1

Published December 1st, 2014 -

This post is part of an ongoing of series on the fast food organizing movement. You can read all our Fast Food News here. According to Bloomberg, fast food workers have announced that they will walk off the job at restaurants in 160 cities on Dec. 4. This Thur... More »

November 20th, 2014

Fast Food News – November 20

Published November 20th, 2014 -

This post is part of an ongoing of series on the fast food organizing movement. You can read all our Fast Food News here. Bloomberg Law reports that National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin told House Education and the Workforce Committee... More »