Fast food workers
Chipotle workers striking for higher wages, better schedules to rally in Midtown
Workers walked off the job to protest what the say are unfair wages and scheduling practices
May 26, 8:03 AM
NYC Will Prohibit Major Fast Food Employers From Firing Workers Without 'Just Cause'
Additional protections for fast food workers in NYC passed Thursday.
Dec 17, 2020 5:05 PM
Fast Food Workers: We Shouldn't Be Fired On A Whim
New York City can act to protect fast food workers from the instability and insecurity that being fired without any warning or reason brings with Just Cause legislation.
Feb 13, 2020 9:28 AM
New Legislation Would Stop Last-Minute Scheduling For Fast Food, Retail Workers
"My schedule is constantly changing and I rarely get the hours I want," said Alvin Major, 51, who has worked as a cook at a KFC in Brooklyn for the past four years.
Updated: Dec 6, 2016 4:42 PM
Dozens Arrested At 'Fight For 15' Rally In Lower Manhattan
The "Fight for 15" movement started in NYC in 2012.
Updated: Nov 29, 2016 9:11 AM
De Blasio Tries To Reform Fast Food Chains' Exploitative Scheduling Policies
De Blasio will push for Fair Workweek legislation, which would require employers to release employee schedules a minimum of two weeks in advance, among other things.
Updated: Sep 16, 2016 5:17 PM
Cuomo Says He Learned "Important Lesson" From Fight For $15 Workers
Governor Cuomo took the stage at a Fight for $15 rally to announce his continued support for minimum wage workers.
Updated: Apr 15, 2016 2:43 PM
Wage Board Calls For Fast Food Wages To Be Raised "Substantially"
Though not explicitly stated, the board is expected to recommend a $15-per-hour wage, as fought for by employees.
Updated: Jun 30, 2015 11:24 AM
Dirt Candy Chef Says All Restaurant Workers Should Make At Least $15 An Hour
"I can't remember the last time I hired someone who wasn't commuting from far out in Brooklyn or Queens."
Updated: Jun 15, 2015 4:23 PM
There Are 87 Percent More Fast Food Workers Now Than There Were In 2000
Wages, meanwhile, have fallen.
Updated: Jun 6, 2015 6:22 PM
Cuomo Will Bypass Legislature To Give Fast Food Workers A Raise
"New York State ranks first in public assistance spending per fast-food worker, $6,800 a year. That’s a $700 million annual cost to taxpayers."
Updated: May 7, 2015 10:26 AM
Estimated 15,000 Protesters March To Times Square McDonald's To Demand Living Wage
"The cost of life increases every day, but the salaries are down. And you can't live with that money."
Updated: Apr 16, 2015 10:03 AM
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