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Fast-food workers uniting to strike on Aug. 29

By Jonathan Berr McDonald’s, Burger King , Wendy’s and their rivals can sell food inexpensively because they pay their workers low wages. That unpleasant economic reality will confront diners in eight cities later this month during a work stoppage organized by a … Continue reading

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36 Senators Introduce Bill Prohibiting Virtually Any New Law Helping Workers

By Ian Millhiser More than three-quarters of the Senate Republican caucus signed onto legislation introduced Wednesday by Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Rand Paul (R-KY) that could render it virtually impossible for Congress to enact any legislation intended to improve working conditions or … Continue reading

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Back To the Future: Workers Fight For Better Pay AND Shorter hours

By Sarah Jaffe “A hundred years ago [Benjamin] Franklin said that six hours a day was enough for anyone to work and if he was right then, two hours a day ought to be enough now.” Lucy Parsons spoke those … Continue reading

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