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October 17, 2016

 

A worker holds a handful of blueberries

Berry Pickers Form Union, Taste Victory

Berry pickers in Washington state have formed one of the first farmworker unions to come along in many years.

July 22, 2015

 

Fast food strike

Wage Increase Expected For New York’s Fast-Food Employees

After over two years of rallying, New York fast-food workers will likely see a significant increase in their hourly wage.

September 4, 2014

 

Fast food workers striking in New York

Fast-Food Strikers Ready To Risk Arrest

Fast-food workers are staging another round of strikes, this time with plans for widespread civil disobedience to increase pressure for higher wages.

January 22, 2014

Change is Ripe 

tomatoes

Wal-Mart Agrees To Fair Food Program In Florida

In a major win for organized labor groups, Wal-Mart has agreed to pay 1 cent more per pound of tomatoes.

August 2, 2013

Would You Like Benefits With That? 

A striker holds a sign in Chicago

Fast Food Workers ‘Fed Up’ As Strikes Spread

A wave of protests and walkouts is hitting fast food restaurants across the country this week.

April 26, 2013

Strike Again! 

A woman with a megaphone leads strike calls in front of a Chicago McDonald’s.

Fast Food Strike: Chicago

Twenty days after New York fast food employees struck for higher wages, a group of Chicago workers have taken the torch.

November 30, 2012

Would You Like A Raise With That? 

close up french fries

Fast Food Workers Strike In NYC

Following in the footsteps of Wal-Mart employees who struck on Black Friday, fast food workers in New York City staged a walkout early Thursday morning.

June 11, 2012

Better Burrito? 

Exterior of a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant at night.

Chipotle: The Ethical Future Of Fast Food?

Chipotle claims to sell "food with integrity." But are there limits to how ethical a chain restaurant can be?

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