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New York moves to raise minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 an hour

Three years after the first fast food worker strike took place in New York City — inspiring a movement that has since expanded to include other low-wage industries and spread across the country — it looks like their demand for $15 an hour will be met

Three years after the first fast food worker strike took place in New York City — inspiring a movement that has since expanded to include other low-wage industries ...

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Fast food employees, domestic workers, adjunct profs & more ‘fight for $15′

The battle for a wage increase to $15 for America’s low-wage workers has built some impressive momentum over the last few years. Since the first strike by NYC fast food workers in 2012, the movement has spread to other cities across the country and expanded to include other workers. 

The battle for a wage increase to $15 for America’s low-wage workers has built some impressive momentum over the last few years. Since the first strike by NYC fast food workers in 2012, the ...

Wisconsin attorney general candidate says fast food workers should get a “real job”

Brad Schimel, the Republican candidate for Attorney General in Wisconsin, is just sick and tired of debating about the mininum wage. He told supporters at a Milwaukee County Republicans party:

“I want every one of our neighbors to have a job again, a well-paid job, so we don’t have to argue about minimum wage for someone working at Burger King. Let’s get them a real job.”

Brad Schimel, the Republican candidate for Attorney General in Wisconsin, is just sick and tired of debating about the mininum wage. He told supporters at a Milwaukee County Republicans party:

“I want every one of our neighbors ...

The American restaurant industry is number one for sexual harassment claims

The first time I was ever sexually harassed on the job, it was while waiting tables. The second, third, fourth, and fifth times I was sexually harassed on the job, it was while waiting tables. The first time, I reported it to my boss, but it happened so often that I stopped telling her about it. I learned to just grit my teeth and bring the assholes their beer.

Of all the sexual harassment claims that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission receives every year, fully 37 percent of them come from one place: the restaurant industry. That makes the restaurant industry the largest source of sexual harassment claims to the EEOC in the nation – and that’s before you account ...

The first time I was ever sexually harassed on the job, it was while waiting tables. The second, third, fourth, and fifth times I was sexually harassed on the job, it was while waiting tables. The ...

Fast food workers join forces with home care workers to demand higher wages

Over the last couple of years, fast food workers have been organizing increasingly large and visible protests to demand an hike to the minimum wage. Today, fast food workers are joined by home health care workers in the largest planned protests to date, not only planning a nationwide strike in more than 100 cities, but also upping the ante by vowing civil disobedience.

Over the last couple of years, fast food workers have been organizing increasingly large and visible protests to demand an hike to the minimum wage. Today, fast food workers are joined by home health care workers in ...

Quote of the Day: Minnesota state rep says wanting equal pay and sick leave makes women “look like whiners”

“We heard several bills last week about women’s issues and I kept thinking to myself, these bills are putting us backwards in time. We are losing the respect that we so dearly want in the workplace by bringing up all these special bills for women and almost making us look like whiners.”

That’s state Rep. Andrea Kieffer, of my home state, objecting to an omnibus bill intended to address the barriers to economic progress for Minnesotan women. The legislation would raise the minimum wage to $9.50, enhance protections for victims of domestic and sexual violence, expand access to paid sick leave and childcare, and protect women from discrimination and unfair pay.

“We heard several bills last week about women’s issues and I kept thinking to myself, these bills are putting us backwards in time. We are losing the respect that we so dearly want in the workplace by bringing ...

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