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This Week's Greatest Hits (May 12 - 16)

This Week's Greatest Hits (May 12 - 16)

Jill Abramson fired from New York Times, fast food workers strike

Rounding up the week's best news, advice, and more. Read More »

Wage Fight Propels KFC Worker To White House

Wage Fight Propels KFC Worker To White House

From frying chicken to firing up the debate

How a young fast food worker from Brooklyn became one of the most prominent faces to push for a higher federal minimum wage. Read More »

Fast-Food Workers: My Protest Paid Off

Fast-Food Workers: My Protest Paid Off

By Emily Jane Fox From Part-Time To Full-Time: Krystal Maxi-Collins, 29, worked at the Macy's department store off and on for two years, and was frustrated that she wasn't made a full-time employee. Her pay wasn't enough to support her family of four, so she worked a second job. When she asked her manager for... Read More »

McDonald's Server On Strike: 'We Worry About Going Hungry'

McDonald's Server On Strike: 'We Worry About Going Hungry'

By Stephanie Sanders A lot of people have been asking me why I went on strike. I have a simple answer: Because I'm not a teen anymore. I work at McDonald's, and I hear a lot of people talk about how fast-food jobs are for teenagers. Well, I'm not a teenager. I'm 33 years old. And I work with a lot of people... Read More »

Fast Food Workers Strike In 4th Major City

Fast Food Workers Strike In 4th Major City

If you want to understand why 400 fast food workers protested in Detroit on Friday, even though they risked being fired, just ask Jamal Harris. The 21-year-old Detroit man (pictured at right) works three jobs at three fast-food restaurants: Burger King, Long John Silver's and Checkers. Logging more than 80 hours... Read More »

NYC Fast-Food Workers Strike: 'Supersize Our Wages,' They Demand

NYC Fast-Food Workers Strike: 'Supersize Our Wages,' They Demand

While the Black Friday Walmart strike grabbed media attention this month, an army of full-time organizers labored quietly to launch another historic labor action. A lead organizer claimed that "hundreds" of fast food workers across New York City were walking off the job on Thursday, in what some experts called... Read More »

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