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November 17th, 2014

Fast Food News – November 17

Published November 17th, 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. The Washington Post reports that restaurant hiring is growing twice as fast as the labor market, all while fewer Americans are dining out.... More »

November 13th, 2014

Fast Food News – November 13

Published November 13th, 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. Following up on this week’s report issued by Good Jobs Nation (discussed in Today’s News & Commentary here), hundreds of low-wage serv... More »

November 10th, 2014

Fast Food News – November 10

Published November 10th, 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 has details on an upcoming overseas trip that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has planned for American fast... More »

November 4th, 2014

Fast Food News – November 4

Published November 4th, 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. Today is Election Day, and in five states and several cities the focus is on ballot measures that would increase in the minimum wage for h... More »

October 30th, 2014

Fast Food News – October 30

Published October 30th, 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. In response to this week’s this week’s New York Times’ report on fast food wages in Denmark, Vox took a closer look at what the impact of ... More »

October 28th, 2014

Fast Food News – October 28

Published October 28th, 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. The New York Times explored the life of fast-food workers in Denmark, where employees at American fast-food chains earn $20 an hour. While... More »

October 24th, 2014

Fast Food News – October 24

Published October 24th, 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. Slate took a skeptical view of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board’s assertion earlier this week that McDonald’s disappointing earning... More »

 

Uber Drivers Go Offline in "Global Day of Protest"

Published October 23rd, 2014 -

As we reported earlier this week, Uber drivers in New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London picketed outside of the company’s offices and turned off their apps yesterday in what drivers are calling a “global day of protest.” Originally ... More »

October 22nd, 2014

Fast Food News – October 22

Published October 22nd, 2014 -

Fast food workers and their campaign for increased wages and workplace reform have become a focus of global interest and attention. The campaign raises questions about economic equality, wage policy, dignity, and the future of the labor movement. Against this ... More »

 

The Life of an Uber Driver, Part Two: Uber Drivers Respond

Published October 21st, 2014 -

Last week, I wrote about the inner workings of Uber’s business model and how the company has made several drastic changes over the summer. To briefly recap, Uber has increased the commission it takes from drivers while cutting the overall fares they charge cus... More »

 

The Life of an Uber Driver, Part One: The Business Model

Published October 13th, 2014 -

Uber, a ride-sharing service operating in 45 countries and more than 170 cities worldwide, has upended the taxi industry and become a major labor flashpoint as a leader of the “1099 economy.”  Economists claim that Uber has a unanimously positive impact on con... More »

September 30th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary – September 30th

Published September 30th, 2014 -

The UAW announced that it has signed a letter of intent with two top German labor groups to jointly organize the Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga. According to Reuters, the UAW seeks to obtain exclusive majority status and recognition of this by Vol... More »