Can I Have A Raise With That Quarter Pounder?

In General Interest by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

No secret — working in a fast food restaurant is not a ticket to a middle-class life. But, it’s not because of a natural phenomena or because of a penalty you pay for serving grotesque food. It’s about power and greed. Some people are trying to change all that.

The first shot is fired:

Fast-food workers at several restaurants in New York walked off the job on Thursday, firing the first salvo in what workplace experts say is the biggest effort to unionize fast-food workers ever undertaken in the United States.


Leaders of the effort said that workers were walking off the job to protest what they said were low wages and retaliation against several workers who have backed the unionization campaign. They said it would be the first multi-restaurant strike by fast-food workers in American history, although it was unclear how many workers would walk off the job.

Good luck to them.

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