September 5, 2014 -
In the seventh nationwide day of protest organized over the past two years, 500 fast-food employees and allies were arrested on Sept. 4 as part of the movement to increase the workers' hourly minimum wage to $15 and to secure union organizing rights.
July 15, 2014 -
Eighty workers and activists gathered at Charleston's Avery Research Center on July 8 to celebrate recent union victories in South Carolina and to discuss their plans to "Organize the South." Thelma Frasier, who has helped lead the campaign to demand a $15 an hour minimum wage and a union for fast food workers, was among the featured panelists and reports on the event.
May 15, 2014 -
Fast-food workers around the world are taking part in a one-day strike today to demand higher pay and the right to unionize.
May 15, 2014 -
I'm 40 years old and work at a McDonald's in Alabama, making the bare minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. It's nearly impossible to support my family on that wage, which is why I'm joining the May 15 fast-food workers strike.
November 8, 2013 -
The U.S. fast-food industry generates $200 billion a year in sales. Why are so many of its workers dependent on public assistance programs like food stamps and Medicaid?
August 30, 2013 -
Fast food workers in cities across the South and elsewhere in the U.S. went on strike this week as part of a campaign to raise wages. We take a by-the-numbers look at why they're taking action.
October 8, 2012 -
After a six-year campaign, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has convinced Chipotle Mexican Grill to pay a penny more per pound of tomatoes in order to improve pay and conditions for Florida farmworkers.