McDonald's aims to "help" its workers who make, on average, $8.25 per hour - not by raising their salaries, but by telling them how to budget their income.
The actions reflect rising activism nationwide, as one-day strikes have hit not just fast food eateries and retailers, but Walmart and its oppressive unhealthy warehouses.
Workers' foes are trying a new tack: Change the wage base, to make the wages as low as possible.
Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers and Oakland city workers protested what they said were management's refusal to increase wages and demands for givebacks, despite rising revenues.
Saying that it would help lift up workers and families, Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris reiterated the Obama administration's support for raising the minimum wage.
"We stand in Congress on the side of the 99 percent against the one percent. So we need this campaign, we need to raise the minimum wage."
Concession workers at San Francisco's AT&T Park, home of the Giants baseball team, are protesting lousy pay and attacks on health benefits.
On this day in 1893, the American Railway Union - one of the first industrial unions in the United States - was founded.
The campaign for $15 an hour or $12 with benefits has been going on for several months now.
James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks, has often faced criticism for his front office decision making and the team's lack of on-court success.