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Fast food workers follow up year of protests with nationwide strike

Tweet Fast food workers are following up a year of protests demanding wage increases with a nationwide strike across 130 cities in the United States. Workers are asking for $15 an hour, and are part of a larger movement demanding the rise of the minimum wage. Tweet
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TweetBy Katie and Veronica Special prosecutor to re-examine Maryville rape case after outcry Did a Republican Rep. have sex in a bathroom bar?  Thousands of high school students in France rose up Thursday in anger at the deportation of foreign pupils, after the high-profile eviction of a 15-year-old Roma girl. Great post from Crunktastic over [...]
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California commits to raising minimum wage to $10 an hour

TweetYesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that would make California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $10 an hour by January 2016: Raising wages for the poorest workers is a “wonderful thing,” Brown said at a bill-signing ceremony in Los Angeles. “It’s [...]
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#829strike: Fast food workers go on strike and ask for higher wages

TweetLast year, on “Black Friday” fast food workers in New York went on strike and demanded higher wages in the Fast Food Forward campaign. This energy and new infusion of energy in the diminishing labor movement was a sight for sore eyes and certainly illustrated that as much as the Koch Brothers and Republicans try, [...]
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Higher wages help the economy (and make life better)

Tweet photo via. In building on the momentum of last week’s fast food worker strikes in NYC  and amid growing protests by low wage workers across America–yesterday thousands of low wage workers, including airport workers, grocery store workers and fast food workers–came together with established unions to march for higher wages. After the launch of last week’s [...]
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