Fight for 15 and Other Fabulous ‘F’ Words

  FAST FOOD FORWARD FIGHT FOR FIFTEEN It began with Fast Food Forward - NYC area fast food workers walking off the job, demanding a living wage.  It spread to Chicago, where workers decided to Fight For 15 , once again using those alliterative 'F' words to focus on funding families. In the wake of McDonald's insulting sample monthly budget  (check out page 4), the protests have continued spreading - St. Louis, Milwaukee and Detroit have seen similar strikes in recent weeks.  And this week, over the next four days, fast food workers in Flint, MI and Kansas City, MO join in [...]

Working for a Living… or Not

  Just how much constitutes a living wage? Minimum wage certainly doesn't cut it.  Since 2009, the federal minimum wage has stood at $7.25 an hour - though some states pay less and a few paid more.   But if you were paid the federal minimum and were lucky enough to get 40 hours of work a week, you'd gross a whopping $290 for that week's work... and if you never took a day off, you'd gross an annual income of $15,080. For a family of two, that qualifies you as earning less than the federal poverty limit. In a nutshell, corporations [...]

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