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Put the Wage Thieves in Prison

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On April 18, 2014
Catherine Rampell is speaking smartly in her angry column on the systematic wage theft that goes on in fast food and other low wage industries: Take Ashley Cathey, 25, a six-year McDonald’s employee who participated in a national one-day strike last December. A couple of months later, she got a 25-cent raise, to $8 an hour […]
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Fast Food Strikes

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On December 5, 2013
Today is the largest mobilization of fast food workers in history, with workers across the country engaging in a one-day strike. The basic demand is a $15 an hour wage. SEIU has played a major role in spurring this movement, even though it has little to gain immediately since the chances of a union contract […]

Fast Food Strike

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On July 29, 2013

Read Josh Eidelson’s piece on fast food strikes. Fast food workers in seven cities will engage in one-day strikes over the next 4 days, starting with New York today. Among other things, they are

The Part-Time Reality

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On July 18, 2013
In our part-time and contingent reality, where workers can’t get 40-hour a week jobs even at the minimum wage, what they really need is their bosses giving them advice on how to live off their meager hours, multiple jobs, and low wages. [PC] I have some thoughts on this. Share
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