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Tonight! KFC Worker Nequasia LeGrand on the Colbert Report

Tonight, KFC worker Nequasia LeGrand, will be featured on the Colbert Report to talk about the Fast Food Forward Campaign. Find out more about Nequasia by checking out this incredible profile in the L.A. Times: Rousing workers to seek higher wages By Alana Semuels Naquasia LeGrand, 22, works at two KFC restaurants in New York […]

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McDonald’s maintenance worker Jose Carrillo, 81, won’t let his age keep him from waging the fight for fair wages for fast-food workers

No one personifies the exploitation fast-food employees endure day in and day out better than 81-year-old José Carrillo. “Unbelievable, New York is the capital of the world and people — good, hard-working, family people — are being paid $7.25 an hour,” said Carrillo, a Peruvian immigrant and an American citizen who, after 10 years employed […]

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Fast-Food Workers Intensify Fight for $15 an Hour

As labor gatherings go, this one was highly unusual — 68 workers arrived on charter buses from St. Louis, 100 from New York City and 180 from Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas. Fifty flew in from Los Angeles and two dozen from Seattle. These were not well-paid carpenters or autoworkers heading to their annual convention, […]

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New York State Legislature being pushed by advocated to raise minimum wage

ALBANY N.Y. – The New York State senate labor committee will be reviewing six bills that would increase the state’s minimum wage Monday morning. According to the Department of labor minimum wage for New York State is $8 an hour. Governor Cuomo has expressed his support for a $10.10 minimum wage. Dozens of fast food […]

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Small businesses in New York need a minimum wage hike to $10.10 and the ability to set wage floors above the state level

Small business owners like myself across New York have something to cheer about following Gov. Cuomo’s recent pledge to raise the minimum wage to $10.10, index it to inflation, and allow localities to set their wage floors above the state level…. DAVID BOLOTSKY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/small-businesses-minimum-wage-hike-article-1.1820520#ixzz34N1QoYgL

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