In the midst of continuing strikes, walkouts, and protests focused on the plight of minimum-wage-earning workers at fast-food franchises nationwide, more attention than before has been given to pointing out that "low-paid work in America is lower paid today than at any time in modern memory," a Times editorial asserts, adding that Congress could do more to bolster the workers' movement. Meanwhile, after subtly dismantling the op-ed logic of Fox News host Neil Cavuto, Steven Colbert talks with Service Employees International Union president Mary Kay Henry, who explains why the strikes are about much more than paying a bunch of teenagers to assemble chicken-tender meals and make sure the McFlurry machine is in good working order.
Fast-Food Fight [NYT]
Fast-Food Workers Strike - Mary Kay Henry [Colbert Nation]
Earlier: Fast-Food Workers’ Strikes Continue Throughout Midwest Cities