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Nationwide Protest by Fast Food Workers over Low Wages

Nationwide Fast-food Protests Over Low Wages (via AP Video) Demonstrators rallied in front of fast-food chains around the country on Thursday to bring attention to the plight of low-wage workers and get the public behind the idea of a $15-an-hour wage. (May 15)


Slideshow: NYC Fast Food Workers Rally for a ‘Living Wage’

Slideshow: NYC Fast Food Workers Rally for a ‘Living Wage’ (via Moyers & Company) Earlier this month, leaders from the New York Senate and the Assembly joined fast food workers outside a McDonald’s restaurant in midtown Manhattan to demand that the $8 minimum wage being paid to workers in the state be raised. New York State recently…

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Life as a Service Worker in New York City

WORKING RIFFS (via City Limits) Jobs in New York City aren’t all in Silicon Alley. The people who make the city’s service economy run put up with pests, stress, lost toes and modest wages, all in a day’s work. Six of them tell their stories. Newsstand Clerk Salary: Less than $13,000…