When Kim Kardashian posted a (censored) nude selfie two days ago, a host of concern-trolling celebrities felt the need to comment, resulting in some A-plus shade and a thoughtful essay from Kim in response. On Wednesday, Amber Rose also jumped in to her defense—specifically regarding a pointed rant from singer…
A pair of Illinois Republicans have co-sponsored a bill that would refuse to issue a birth certificate to any newborn child whose father is not listed. Hello and welcome to the year 1903!
In Pocatello, Idaho, a lunch lady named Dalene Bowden has been fired for giving a hot lunch to a needy 12-year-old student. She was dismissed for “theft.” The meal cost a grand total of $1.70.
Surprise, surprise! A new study points out that were the US to adopt a $15 minimum wage, the price of a Big Mac would rise by...*drumroll*...22 cents.
On Friday, Chipotle announced they’d soon be offering sick days, paid vacation, and tuition reimbursement for all employees—not just salaried workers.
A kitchen manager at an elementary school in suburban Denver, Colorado was fired last Friday for repeatedly giving free meals to students who couldn’t afford to pay for them.
If multiple unrelated customers are to be believed, one McDonald’s in Manchester, UK, won’t just refuse to serve homeless customers, they won’t even let other patrons buy food if it’s going to go to a homeless person.
Yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo put the fast food industry on notice when he proposed to raise fast food wages in the Empire State through use of an appointed “Wage Board,” circumventing the state legislature. But do such powers fall under his purview? Actually, most likely yes.
Here’s an idea: maybe let’s not make it as difficult as possible to feed those in need? Just a thought.
There are so many screwed-up details to this story that they wouldn’t all fit into one headline; I couldn’t even get “also, she’s pregnant” in there.
Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Supreme Court effectively legalized a particular variety of tip theft by restaurant owners. As should be obvious, this a very, very bad thing.
A new study indicates that low wages are such a burden that fully half the fast food industry's workers must rely on public assistance programs just to get by. It's a pretty reasonable assertion at this point that the system is not working as intended.
Great news, everyone! McDonald's has just announced they're going to increase all minimum wage jobs to $1 over the minimum wage in every corporate-owned location. Just one problem: this supposed pay raise is going to do precisely fuck-all for the majority of McDonald's workers.
A state lawmaker in Arizona wants to ban the use of Electronic Benefits Transfer cards for fast food purchases within the state. In the process, she's making a spirited bid for worst lawmaking human in the American Southwest, and holy shit that's a field with heavy competition.
Hey, so you know how classists are always arguing that the demands of Strike For 15 are unreasonable because any restaurant that paid its employees a living wage would surely go out of business? Yeah, turns out — shockingly — that's complete bullshit.
You will never be as much of a badass as 90-year-old Ft. Lauderdale, Florida resident Arnold Abbott. I don't care if you travel back in time to kick the crap out of the Nazis with a lightsaber while riding a hoverunicorn — he still wins.
A new article in the New York Times highlights the fact that Denmark's fast food workers make $20/hour, and the country's economy has shockingly failed to collapse into a post-apocalyptic morass of universal poverty and entitlement. Imagine that.
More evidence that Jimmy Johns is the quite possibly the worst company to work for in America: they force their employees — even those at the bottom rungs of the ladder like sandwich makers and delivery drivers — to sign non-competes that would seem overbearing to a governmental espionage agency.
Ah, college. A time for experimentation, a time to gain wisdom, a time for all of the drugs. A time to write an unbelievably dumb screed that literally says the poors are lazy and should be grateful for the scraps that fall off the tables of the American aristocracy.
Just yesterday morning, California become only the second state (after Connecticut) to guarantee at least three paid sick leave days per year. This bill applies not just to restaurant workers, but to nearly all workers in the state of California.