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Fast food workers, many of whom are young, have been left without a union fighting for decent wages and conditions. On November 21, a new union - the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union - announced its formation.
WHEN Megan Bittner first started working at her local Macca's at the age of 14, it was meant to be an after-school job. Today at 21, she's the country's youngest store manager, having left university to pursue a career with the fast-food giant.
The idea of raising the minimum wage in New Jersey is championed by Democratic legislators in Trenton will likely be on the ballot as a question for voters in 2017. Recent examples of minimum wage hikes have cost jobs in local markets, specifically in the DC restaurant industry.
Citing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Juan Cordon, director of child nutrition, said the Obama administration's emphasis on healthier, safer and better-labled food, generally lower in salt, sugar and fat, is the current trend in school food, especially in California. But the law, championed by first lady Michelle Obama and her obesity-curbing "Let's Move" campaign, has over the years caused chagrin among Republicans, farmers and the food industry.
A deal to sell McDonald's roughly 2,400 restaurants in China and Hong Kong will be worth up to $3 billion, a source says. Fred Katayama reports.