Fast-Food Wage Strikes Planned In Over 100 Cities

By: Monday December 2, 2013 11:38 am

If you work in the fast-food industry it is not news that the pay does not even match subsistence levels – you may even need food stamps to survive despite working. Unfortunately given the depressed economy many Americans now working in the fast-food industry will be doing so for quite some time. Which is to [...]

McDonald’s Tells Underpaid Employees To Sell Christmas Presents For Cash

By: Wednesday November 20, 2013 9:34 am

Move over Walmart, you may be in jeopardy of losing the title of most heartless mega-corporation for this holiday season. McDonald’s has advised their employees that one way to survive on their substandard McDonald’s paycheck is to sell their Christmas presents (along with everything else). McDonald’s McResource Line, a dedicated website run by the world’s [...]

American Fast Food Workers Organize Nationwide Strike Over Wages

By: Thursday August 29, 2013 8:13 am

Today fast food workers from across the country will strike to demand higher wages. The poorly compensated workers want to form unions in order to collectively bargain for benefits they can live on. Fast-food workers across the United States are expected to stage their largest strike to date on Thursday in an almost year-long campaign [...]

More Corporate Entities Drop ALEC

By: Tuesday April 10, 2012 12:58 pm

The coalition trying to force corporations to disassociate from ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a right-wing group responsible for modeling and writing a substantial portion of the bills that come through the Republican side of state legislatures, has notched a couple more victories. First, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which hooked up with [...]

McDonald’s National Hiring Day: Welcome to the McRecovery

By: Wednesday April 20, 2011 8:00 am

It seems wrong that McDonald’s scheduled its National Hiring Day on 4/19; 4/20 seems more appropriate. But given the state of the US economy, where even a McJob is a job, any National Hiring Day of any kind will be met with heavy demand: With the country still recovering from recession and unemployment running at [...]

McDonald’s Franchise Tells Employees Who to Vote For

By: Friday October 29, 2010 9:20 am

Here’s a truly horrific story that shows the state the United States of Corptocracy circa 2010. A McDonald’s franchise in Ohio sent a note in the paychecks of their workers urging them to vote for Republicans in next Tuesday’s elections. And they implicitly threatened to stop all wage and benefit increases if those Republicans do [...]

McDonald’s Threat on Health Insurance Coverage Proves that Exchanges Will Be Bigger Than Expected

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 9:27 am

My first reaction to this story about McDonald’s potentially dropping its health insurance coverage for employees was to ask myself, “McDonald’s offers health coverage to employees?” The answer is yes. They offer really bad health coverage. Trade groups representing restaurants and retailers say low-wage employers might halt their coverage if the government doesn’t loosen a [...]

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