fast food industry
November 16, 2021 -
The workers who went on strike last week at a Bojangles fast food restaurant in the small mountain town of Burnsville say they were motivated to act by management's failure to take COVID-19 seriously.
October 27, 2021 -
After being pressed for decades by environmental health advocates, the EPA recently announced a plan to regulate toxic PFAS chemicals widely used in consumer products, from non-stick cookware to dental floss. But the FDA still hasn't banned the cancer-causing substances from fast-food wrappers and containers, and Southern states have been reluctant to take action on their own.
March 11, 2021 -
We care for your parents, children, and homes. We should make enough to care for our own, too.
July 19, 2017 -
The historic link between workers in the South Carolina city and the organizer training school in Tennessee was revitalized when a group of Raise Up for $15 activists from Charleston traveled there recently with others from around the South to strategize about what's next for the movement.
January 12, 2017 -
Andrew Puzder, CEO of the company that owns Hardee's and Carl's Jr., has opposed even modest minimum wage increases while his employees have struggled with labor law violations and rampant sexual harassment.
March 4, 2016 -
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is escalating its battle over the fast-food chain's refusal to participate in a program to protect farmworkers' human rights: It's declaring a national boycott and launching a protest tour with marches outside the company chairman's homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida.
November 6, 2015 -
A nationwide strike of fast-food workers is planned in hundreds of U.S. cities on Nov. 10, along with a protest at that night's Republican presidential debate. Low-wage workers are demanding a $15 hourly minimum wage and union organizing rights, and they're putting politicians on notice.