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Fast food workers to stage nationwide strike Thursday

During the nationwide strike in 160 cities for higher wages and union rights, they will demand an industry-wide wage of $15 per hour.


Labor group defends workers at military bases against right wing attacks

The pay hike would start Jan. 1 under new contracts that fast food firms would sign with the military PXs, where military personnel and families buy food and goods at reduced rates.


St. Louis hearing spotlights government subsidies of fast food giants

ST. LOUIS - "We are here to help create a climate where the denial of workers' rights will not be tolerated," Joan Suarez, co-chair of the St. Louis Jobs with Justice Workers'  Rights Board, said as she convened a public hearing at City Hall here on Oct. 28.


Fast food workers strike in 60 cities for higher wages

Fast food workers went on strike in a half dozen Michigan cities as well as over 60 cities, towns and suburbs nationwide, driving home how fast this movement for dignity and a 15 dollar an hour wage is spreading.


Goodwill's disabled workers join the fight for a living wage

Disabled workers at Goodwill Industries have an on-line petition (by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network) demanding decent wages from the charity.