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Fast-food workers are planning a global strike for better pay and working conditions, with actions set to take place in 150 U.S. cities and 32 other countries in a bid to exert pressure on multinational companies.
Strikes are planned for May 15 across five continents in countries including Morocco, Japan, India, Belgium, Germany, Brazil, Argentina and New Zealand, where workers will stage a protest at the McDonald’s headquarters in Auckland, according to a statement by activist group Fast Food Forward. Other strikes will target Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC.
The actions were announced Wednesday in Manhattan, New York, at a meeting during which fast-food workers and union leaders detailed how they intended to expand a movement that began with a walkout in November 2012. On that occasion, some 200 workers went on strike in New York City, demanding a pay increase of $15 per hour and the right to unionize without retaliation.
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State bill would require $15 an hour minimum wage at chains and large businesses
BY Erin Durkin
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Sen. Daniel Squadron and Albany legislators announce a bill to require a $15 an hour wage at large businesses.
Big chain stores and other large businesses would have to pay their workers at least $15 an hour under state legislation introduced by Sen. Daniel Squadron.
The mandate would apply to chains that have at least 11 locations nationwide – including big box stores and fast food restaurants – businesses that bring in at least $50 million a year in revenue, and transportation-related businesses like airport contractors.
The $15 minimum would be indexed to inflation.
and think progress http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/04/17/3427778/15-minimum-wage-new-york-city/
and Gothamist http://gothamist.com/2014/04/17/ny_state_lawmakers_propose_bill_for.php#.
ny times http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/nyregion/new-york-lawmakers-push-to-raise-wages-at-biggest-chains.html?hpw&rref=nyregion
An 87 Percent Vote for a $15-an-Hour Wage
John Nichols on March 19, 2014 – 5:28 PM ET
The fight for a $15 minimum wage spans from Seattle to Chicago. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Polls have since confirmed that Americans from across the political and ideological spectrum are overwhelmingly in favor of a substantial increase in the minimum wage. And election results are now confirming the sen
Now comes a powerful signal from Chicago.
When voters in the city went to the polls to cast ballots in Tuesday’s statewide and local primary elections, thousands of them faced an economic question: Would they support a $15-an-hour minimum wage for large employers in the city?
The results were overwhelming. With 100 of the 103 precincts where the issue was on the ballot reporting, 87 percent of voters were backing the $15-an-hour wage. Just 13 percent voted against the advisory referendum. That huge level of support will strengthen the hand of activists who are encouraging the city council to consider a major wage hike.
for the rest of this worthy post go to the Nation:
Raising San Francisco’s minimum wage to a nation-topping $15 an hour has broad support in a new poll obtained by The Chronicle – a strong sign that voters will have a chance to weigh in on the city’s widening wealth disparity gap in November.