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Double Whammy! California and New York Enact $15 Minimum Wage

Governor Andrew Cuomo and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
NY Cuomo [D] & Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton [D] cheer wage law.
(photo/NY Governor's office on Flickr)

ALBANY, NY & SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California's governor Jerry Brown and New York's governor Andrew Cuomo competed Monday on which state would be first to gradually raise minimum wage for all workers to $15.

Faced with European Antitrust, McDonald’s Could Go After US Franchisees

While the Service Employees International Union is pushing hard for higher wages for U.S. fast-food workers, augmenting strikes and protest with legal action, the recent news that a coalition of Italian consumer groups has filed a European Union antitrust action against McDonald's is disturbing, even for franchisees.

McDonald’s Workers Swarm HQ to Demand $15 Wage

McDonald's workers protest at its worldwide headquarters before its stockholder's meeting
Workers march Wednesday at McDonald’s HQ. (photo: Berlin Rosen)

OAK BROOK, Ill.—The Service Employees International Union announced that it had organized the largest protest in history against McDonald's (NYSE:MCD). According to the union, 5,000 cooks, cashiers and workers marched Wednesday afternoon on McDonald's corporate office in Oak Brook, Illiniois.

500 Fast-Food Workers Arrested during Protest

Fast-food demonstrators who are asking for $15/hour minimum wage are arrested in Detroit
Fast-food demonstrators arrested in Detroit. photo/D15

WASHINGTON – Hundreds of fast food workers were arrested Thursday after they walked off their jobs at restaurants across the country to take part in peaceful demonstrations, demanding higher wages from companies such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s.


photo by Chris Dilts
Striking worker, May 2014; Photo by Chris Dilts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Quick service restaurant workers are expected to demonstrate in 150 cities throughout the United States for a $15 minimum wage. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on Wednesday blogged that fast-food workers from Atlanta to Alameda "will walk off their jobs to show that they can't wait any longer for companies like McDonald's to raise their pay."

Unions Protest McDonald's Alleged Wage Theft of Workers' Pay


NEW YORK - Fast-food union organizers are once again protesting in cities across the nation. This time their focus has shifted away from higher pay for workers to “theft of wages” by fast-food corporations.

Fast Food Workers Strike! Industry Reacts

Labor demonstrations outside a McDonald's
A July fastfood strike in NYC. Photo by Annette Bernhardt

Spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union, fast food workers in American cities demonstrated on Thursday for higher wages. Workers want to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to a whopping $15 per hour.

Labor’s Latest Attempt to Unionize the Restaurant Industry

The restaurant industry has long been a target for unionization by Big Labor. Despite their best attempts, traditional organization drives, pickets, and strikes have never yielded the results that union bosses wanted. This has left the industry largely free from organized labor’s grasp.