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Minimum Wage

  1. restaurant woes
    NYC Restaurateurs Demand a Bill Surcharge to Offset Rising Business CostsMore than 200 restaurants are asking de Blasio to let them charge a 3 to 5 percent “admin fee.”
  2. the chain gang
    Workers Say McDonald’s Is Breaking Its Minimum-Wage PledgeCritics say that the chain’s vow to pay $1 above minimum wage was nothing more than a publicity stunt.
  3. the chain gang
    Jack in the Box CEO: It ‘Just Makes Sense’ to Replace Workers With RobotsWhat fast-food chain wants to pay humans ever-increasing wages?
  4. minimum wage
    Mario Batali Is Not a Fan of Raising the Minimum WageHe says it’s “not the fastest way of advancing a higher quality of life.”
  5. minimum wage
    Missouri Just Killed the $10 Wage That St. Louis Was Already Paying Its WorkersSome 30,000 minimum-wage earners are now back to making $7.70 an hour.
  6. minimum wage
    America’s ‘Richest Restaurateur’ Tried Adding a 3 Percent Minimum-Wage FeeThe fee was dismissed as “temporary” once customers grew furious.
  7. minimum wage
    Maine’s Restaurant Workers Convinced the State to Lower Their WagesThey argued it would lower tips and cut into their take-home pay.
  8. minimum wage
    New Studies Argue a Higher Minimum Wage Could Backfire on Fast-Food WorkersEmployers might just replace them with higher-skilled workers, for one.
  9. minimum wage
    Restaurant Workers in 19 States Are Getting New Year’s RaisesMost bosses aren’t terribly happy about it, though.
  10. labor fights
    Group Fighting for $15 Minimum Wage Faces a ‘Funding Crisis’ Under TrumpThe SEIU will slash spending to weather the administration’s “serious threats.”
  11. wage fight
    Fast-Food Workers Striking for $15 Wages in Hundreds of CitiesFight for $15 is holding a “national day of disruption” to mark its fourth anniversary.
  12. wage fight
    Fast-Food Workers Plan a Massive Wage Protest at the First Presidential DebateA reminder that “if these candidates want to get elected, they will support our cause.”
  13. minimum wage
    Chris Christie Vetoes $15 Wage Bill for New Jersey Restaurant WorkersIt would have made Jersey one of only three states to pass a living wage.
  14. Minimum Wage
    Washington, D.C., Is Latest City to Pass a $15 Living WageA big victory for fast-food workers living in the place with the nation’s highest income disparity.
  15. Minimum Wage
    Supreme Court Won’t Stand in the Way of Seattle’s $15 Minimum WageFast-food franchisees had claimed the law unfairly treats them as large corporations.
  16. The Chain Gang
    Former McDonald’s CEO Predicts a $15 Wage Will Trigger Massive Layoffs“Thousands of entry-level opportunities” will vanish.
  17. The Chain Gang
    White Castle Threatens to Raise Prices to Offset New York’s $15 WageThe chain figures the hike would need to be “something like 50 percent.”
  18. Minimum Wage
    Restaurant Workers Will Get a Big Boost As New York Approves $15 Minimum WageNot just for fast-food workers anymore.
  19. Wage Fights
    Farmers Say $15 Wage Would ‘Decimate’ ProfitsSome are already swapping veggies for grains, which require less work.
  20. The Tipping Game
    Danny Meyer Wants All Hospitality Workers to Earn $15 an Hour“Whatever a legislature decides should be the minimum wage should be the minimum wage for everybody.”
  21. Minimum Wage
    Seattle Area Restaurant Jobs IncreaseAccording to statistics from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  22. Minimum Wage
    Will Labor Laws Kill Food Co-ops As We Know Them?They fear their volunteer model will be targeted by labor officials.
  23. Minimum Wage
    Restaurant Association Want Wages Frozen For 5 YearsThe group argues this week’s $2.50 tipped-wage bump is “hardship” enough.
  24. Studies
    New Study Says Raising Restaurant Wages Won’t Lead to Job LossesThe Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration says it’s a good thing, actually.
  25. Wage War
    The Wages of Cooks Have Declined More Than Those of Any Other ProfessionThey’ve fallen almost 10 percent over the past five years.
  26. Minimum Wage
    Bizarre Times Square Ads Protest Cuomo’s $15 Fast-Food WageApparently the plan will empower people with “no experience or skills.”
  27. Minimum Wage
    Fast-Food Workers Celebrate Minimum-Wage Victory As Franchisees Fight BackMany have hailed it as a major victory, but not everyone is happy.
  28. Minimum Wage
    NY Wage Board Officially Recommends $15 an Hour Pay Rate for Fast-Food WorkersThe pay bump will be phased in over several years.
  29. Horrible Customers
    Bartender Says He Received This Patronizing ‘Economics’ Card InsteadA customer was supposedly protesting Seattle’s $15 minimum wage in the worst way possible.
  30. Minimum Wage
    Cuomo’s Wage Board Set to Propose $15 an Hour Wage for Fast-Food WorkersIf implemented, it would be a major raise over the current rate of $8.75 — and the industry is already worried about the extra money.
  31. The Chain Gang
    Chipotle Hiked Its Prices to Help Pay for Minimum-Wage IncreasesBasic law of burritonomics.
  32. Wage Concerns
    New Report Says a $15 Minimum Wage Would Raise NYC Food Workers’ Pay byCity Comptroller Scott Stringer finds the average weekly pay increase would be $139 per person.
  33. Minimum Wage
    Gloria Steinem Calls for Higher Wages for Fast-Food WorkersShe’s pushing for $15 an hour — up from $8.75.
  34. Minimum Wage
    Governor Cuomo Calls for Higher Wages for Fast-Food Workers“Nowhere is the income gap more extreme and obnoxious than in the fast-food industry.”
  35. The Chain Gang
    America’s Restaurant Workers Receive $9 Billion Per Year in WelfareEach Olive Garden location costs taxpayers $196,970 a year.
  36. Tipping
    Court Says a Dunkin’ Donuts Owner Can Keep Workers’ Tips If SheAnother reason why the tipping system is broken.
  37. The Chain Gang
    Domino’s CEO Freely Admits Employees Are Underpaid, Doesn’t Announce“We’ve got to respond to that.”
  38. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Agrees to Pay Small Percentage of Employees More MoneyThe wage increase won’t affect staffers at franchisees.
  39. Tipping
    How a Raised Minimum Wage Affects RestaurantsThe Pok Pok chef says new state regulations have the power to change the entire restaurant landscape.
  40. Tipping
    New York Raises Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers to $7.50Will this push restaurant owners to abolish tipping altogether?
  41. News
    The Latest Restaurant to Abolish Tipping Offers Workers a $35K Salary InsteadThey’re also getting health benefits and shares in the business.
  42. Pay Day
    Even Conservatives Support a Wage Hike for Restaurant WorkersMeanwhile, the city’s minimum wage will most likely reach $15.22 per hour in five years.
  43. The Chain Gang
    Fast-Food Protests Will Continue This Week With Biggest Strikes YetOrganizers promise sit-ins and other forms of civil disobedience.
  44. The State Of The Union
    New Report Finds 40% of Restaurant Workers Live in Near PovertyWorkers outside the industry make almost twice as much.
  45. Workers' Rights
    The Restaurateur Who Made Servers Pay Diner’s Credit-Card Fees Had a“We have always listened to our guests and our community,” said Blue Plate owner David Burley.
  46. Declined
    Awful Restaurant Owners Charge Their Own Servers When Customers Use Credit CardsTo help offset Minnesota’s 75-cent-an-hour wage hike.
  47. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Tricked People With the Promise of Nonexistent Jobs for a LameThe whole zombie musical thing is fake, but that’s okay because McDonald’s Las Vegas is open 24 hours.
  48. Strikes
    Not Happy: 100 Wage Protesters Arrested Outside McDonald’s HQThe protests continue today.
  49. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Doesn’t Want Any Reporters at Its Shareholders MeetingThe chain has gone webcast-only.
  50. The Chain Gang
    Fast-Food CEOs Get Paid 1,200 Times More Than WorkersCongratulations, fry guys.
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