Fast Food Workers Protests Go Global

In General Interest by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

In a way, this is not surprise: poverty is poverty, whether you work in a McDonald’s in Paris or one in New York City. But, what is nice to see is some labor coordination across borders–something that usually is talked about a lot but rarely done effectively.

Can I Have A Raise With That Quarter Pounder?

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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.

In China: All Union, All The Time

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If only we could organize workers here at this rate: China’s government-sanctioned trade union has strengthened its foothold in McDonald’s Corp., a move that illustrates the increasing involvement by the …