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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