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Seattle Fought For $15 And Got It

Seattle beat out San Francisco yesterday to become the city in the nation with the highest minimum wage: $15-an-hour. Workers won’t see the bump in their paychecks until 2017 though. The increase will be phased in over three to seven years depending on the size of the business. In exchange for providing health insurance, businesses […]

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McDonald’s Indigestible Excuse for Low Pay

When Henry Ford realized it was good business to pay employees enough to buy the products they built, it was a breakthrough, not only because the idea challenged the reflex to pay as little as possible, but because the product was a car. He was talking real bucks. McDonald’s has mislearned the lesson. New York […]

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Protesters Shut Down McDonald’s HQ – And They’ll be Back on Thursday

It’s unclear yet if groups demonstrating for higher pay for fast-food workers are gaining ground in the national debate over minimum wages. But they’ve certainly managed to cause headaches for McDonald’s Corp. On Wednesday the world’s largest restaurant chain closed one of its headquarters buildings in Oakbrook, Ill. and asked employees there to work from […]

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Protesters, Workers Arrested Outside McDonald’s Building

Hundreds of protesters flooded the streets Wednesday, May 2014, near the McDonald’s Corp. headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill. railing about low wages and seeking $15 per hour for the rank and file. The Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago’s Fight for 15 said in a statement that restaurant workers have held strikes and protests six times […]

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McDonald’s faces attack from low wage and health activists

The McDonald’s annual meeting this Thursday is shaping up to be a heated one. Activists want to put the brakes on CEO Don Thompson’s multimillion dollar pay package. Health advocates are petitioning LeBron James to stop peddling McDonald’s junk food to kids. CNN.com Patrick Sheridan 20 May 2014 Click here to read more.

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