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The Fight for Dignity Goes Global

The Fight for Dignity Goes Global
Even though fast food workers have staged several one-day strikes in the last 18 months, the protests have not swayed McDonald’s or other major restaurant chains to significantly raise their employees’ pay. So on Thursday, the fast food workers’ movement wants to broaden its reach as it pushes for a $15-an-hour wage that restaurant companies say is unrealistic. In addition to one-day strikes in 150 cities across the country, the movement’s ... Read more

FAST FOOD FAILURE: HOW CEO-TO-WORKER PAY DISPARITY UNDERMINES THE INDUSTRY AND THE OVERALL ECONOMY

FAST FOOD FAILURE: HOW CEO-TO-WORKER PAY DISPARITY UNDERMINES THE INDUSTRY AND THE OVERALL ECONOMY
The link between income inequality and economic instability has drawn renewed attention from economists, policy makers, global financial institutions, media, and investors. From Davos to Wall Street to Main Street, there is a growing consensus that inequality slows economic recovery and dampens consumer demand. Yet the gap between the highest and lowest earners in the US economy continues to grow, with consequences for the economy and firm ... Read more