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September 26, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers

How low can you go? People chant and march next to E John St. and Broadway during a demonstration and walkout of fast food and coffee shop employees on Capitol Hill Aug. 29, 2013. The rally was part of a nationwide protest of low-wage laborers demanding a $15 per hour minimum wage.[Lindsey Wasson, The Seattle Times.] I…

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Comments | More in Economy, Labor, Politics | Topics: entry-level positions, fast food, job market

September 24, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers

Hemorrhage of greed Fast food workers and others protest in front of the Wendy’s in Ballard Aug. 29, 2013. They want the minimum wage to be raised to $15 per hour. [Ellen M. Banner, The Seattle Times] James Sherk claims paying fast-food workers a $15 hourly wage is akin to attaching leeches to their skin, in that…

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Comments | More in Economy, Seattle | Topics: corporations, fast food, labor

September 24, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers

Share the wealth Angeles Solis (middle left) and Yecenia Morales-Garcia, members of United Students Against Sweatshops, chant in solidarity outside the Broadway Subway during a demonstration and walkout of fast food and coffee shop employees on Broadway Ave. on Capitol Hill Aug. 29, 2013. The rally was part of a nationwide protest, spanning to New York…

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics | Topics: economy, families, fast food

September 5, 2013 at 6:28 AM

Fast-food workers push for higher minimum wage

It’s up to you Ethan Dietrich-Reed, laid off from the Capitol Hill Qdoba when it closed, claps in a brief downpour outside Panera Bread opposite Seattle Central Community College during a demonstration and walkout of fast food and coffee shop employees on Broadway Ave on Capitol Hill Thursday, August 29, 2013. The rally was part of…

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Seattle | Topics: fast food, labor, living wage

August 31, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers

The worst thing we can do Angeles Solis (middle left) and Yecenia Morales-Garcia, members of United Students Against Sweatshops, chant in solidarity outside of a Subway during a demonstration and walkout of fast food and coffee shop employees on Broadway Ave. on Capitol Hill Aug. 29. The rally was part of a nationwide protest, spanning to…

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Seattle | Topics: costs, education, fast food

August 7, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Fast-food workers demand higher wages

An unrealistic wish A circle of protesters lock hands and sit on the road outside McDonalds as fast-food workers rally against “wage theft” by their employers in Seattle, on Thursday, August 1. [Marcus Yam, The Seattle Times.] To all those fast-food workers who are now demanding a $15-an-hour wage: as the old saying warns, be careful what…

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Comments | More in Economy, Seattle | Topics: fast food, living wage, Minimum Wage

August 2, 2013 at 6:08 AM

Pay fast-food workers sufficient wages

Fast-food job not a career May 30: Strikers marching to improve wages among fast-food jobs, outside a Subway restaurant in Fisher Plaza, where they convinced the one employee on shift to walk off the job and shut the restaurant down. [Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times.] I am getting very tired of people whining about their low-paying jobs….

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Comments | More in Economy, Seattle | Topics: fast food, full time, jobs

June 4, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Food workers demonstrate

Franchise pays wages, not corporation Demonstrators on Thursday enter a McDonald’s on Fifth Avenue near Seattle Center calling for better wages and urging workers there to join them in walking off the job, but they were unsuccessful. Similar demonstrations took place in New York, Chicago, St. Louis and Milwaukee. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times) The organizers…

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Comments | Topics: demonstration, fast food, pay