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Dozens Arrested During Nationwide Protests For Higher Minimum Wages

Dozens of people were arrested Monday as they participated in protests nationwide for a $15 per hour minimum wage. The efforts are part of the National Day of Action to Fight for $15. The campaign seeks higher hourly wages, including for workers at fast-food restaurants and airports. Workers rallied in cities including Chicago, Detroit, Houston, […]

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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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