Fast food

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US – For years, the fast food industry has created jobs at a faster rate than the rest of the economy

Since the recession ended, we’ve seen a troublingly uneven recovery, in which many of the middle-income jobs lost from 2008 to 2010 have been replaced by low-wage jobs. And fast food jobs are a large reason why, outpacing the country’s overall job growth. “Fast food is driving the bulk of the job growth at the … Continue reading

US – Fast-food workers walking off their jobs in 150 cities

Fast-food workers are expected to walk off their jobs in 150 cities from Oakland to Orlando. The protests will be a first for fast-food workers in Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia and Sacramento.  The events are intended to publicize the employees’ demand for a $15-an-hour wage. The median pay nationwide for fast-food restaurant workers is $8.69 an … Continue reading

US / Fast-food strikes aim at 100 cities

Protesters are calling for $15 an hour, although many see the figure as a rallying point rather than a near-term possibility Continue reading

Fast-food workers in US / More than half are enrolled in one or more public programs

Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of enrollments in America’s major public benefits programs are from working families. But many of them work in jobs that pay wages so low that their pay checks do not generate enough income to provide for life’s basic necessities Continue reading

The Fight for Higher Wages

Let’s face it. Something’s broken here in an economy that serves up low wages to significant numbers of adults whose families depend on their earnings (the typical worker earning between the minimum wage and $10 an hour earns half of his or her family’s income; 88 percent are adults).  And something’s broken when the media and … Continue reading

US / Fast-food workers on strike for a ‘living wage’

Fast-food workers went on strike and protested outside McDonald’s, Burger King and other restaurants in 60 U.S. cities on Thursday, in the largest protest of an almost year-long campaign to raise service sector wages. Rallies were held in cities from New York to Oakland and stretched into the South, historically difficult territory for organized labor. … Continue reading

The Fast Food Pay Gap: $8.25 vs $8.75 Million

The pay gap separating fast-food workers from their chief executive officers is growing at  McDonald’s Corp., Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Yum (YUM)! Brands Inc., which owns the Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC brands. The disparity has doubled at McDonald’s Corp. in the last 10 years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. At the same time, the company … Continue reading

Towards fairness and equality for young workers: youth wages and minimum shift lengths | Australian Policy Online

This paper addresses the question of how effectively youth wages and reduced minimum shift lengths promote fairness and equality. It focuses on the majority of young workers employed on a casual or part-time basis in the retail, hospitality and fast food industries under the General Retail Industry Award 20105 (‘Retail Award’), the Hospitality Industry (General) … Continue reading

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