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Workers’ Rights

  1. lawsuits
    GrubHub Has Never Been a Food-Delivery Company, Executive SwearsIt’s part of the company’s legal strategy to ensure that delivery people remain “independent contractors.”
  2. the chain gang
    Baristas Are Blasting Starbucks’s Parental-Leave Policy As Unequal and ElitistFemale baristas get 6 weeks, but corporate employees get 16.
  3. workers’ rights
    Here Are the Rights NYC’s New Fair-Workweek Laws Give Fast-Food WorkersThe package extends more predictable schedules and pay to about 65,000 employees.
  4. workers’ rights
    Livid Carl’s Jr. Employees May Get to Testify at Puzder’s Confirmation HearingDemocrats say their complaints raise concerns about his “commitment to enforcing federal labor laws.”
  5. workers’ rights
    ‘Sanctuary Restaurants’ Movement to Protect Immigrants Is Off to a Good StartAbout 80 restaurants have already vowed to confront discrimination they see in the industry.
  6. protests
    Carl’s Jr. Workers Are Protesting Puzder’s Nomination in Dozens of Cities TodayCouncilmembers and labor leaders are expected to attend the New York rally downtown.
  7. workers’ rights
    Restaurants Nationwide Are Vowing to Act As Sanctuaries for ImmigrantsThe new movement comes in response to Trump, of course.
  8. workers’ rights
    NYC Is Rushing to Protect Fast-Food Workers From Trump’s AdministrationLawmakers have proposed six separate bills as part of a “preemptive attack.”
  9. lawsuits
    McDonald’s Will Pay $3.8 Million in Its First-Ever Legal Settlement With WorkersAnother victory for workers’ rights.
  10. workers’ rights
    Second Blue Apron Warehouse Supposedly Plagued by Ongoing ViolenceA New York Post report claims Jersey’s distribution center is “a real fight club.”
  11. Did Blue Apron’s Fast Growth Create Sweatshoplike Conditions in Its Warehouse?A report says violence, safety violations, and low pay plague the meal-kit service’s Bay Area fulfillment center.
  12. peep show
    Workers Announce Strike That Could Cripple Next Easter’s Peeps SupplyThey’re negotiating higher pay.
  13. lawsuits
    Another Papa John’s Agrees to Pay Stiffed Workers $500,000 in Back WagesThe latest victory in Attorney General Schneiderman’s ongoing crusade against wage violations by the pizza chain.
  14. Labor Fights
    Feds Say Whole Foods Violated Workers RightsThe grocery chain’s rule created a “chilling effect.”
  15. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Fined For Anti-Immigrant PoliciesThe Justice Department says the chain will pay $355,000 and retrain employees.
  16. Workers’ Rights
    Fast-Food Workers Just Won a Major Victory in Their Fight to UnionizeA federal ruling says that parent companies are now responsible for franchise employees.
  17. Tough Bosses
    This Michelin-Starred Restaurant Fines Its Employees for YawningStretching and swearing also make the list of 23 prohibited things.
  18. News
    The Latest Restaurant to Abolish Tipping Offers Workers a $35K Salary InsteadThey’re also getting health benefits and shares in the business.
  19. Lawsuits
    Chipotle Sued for Forcing Employees to Work Overtime Without PayThe company cuts costs with an “unwritten policy” of wage theft, workers claim.
  20. 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.
  21. The Chain Gang
    Now Olive Garden’s Employees Are Threatening to StrikeThey want executives and shareholders to know they have issues, too.
  22. The State Of The Union
    New Report Finds 40% of Restaurant Workers Live in Near PovertyWorkers outside the industry make almost twice as much.
  23. 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.
  24. Declined
    Awful Restaurant Owners Charge Their Own Servers When Customers Use Credit CardsTo help offset Minnesota’s 75-cent-an-hour wage hike.
  25. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Tells the Government It’s Pretty Sure Angry Employees AreA federal agency has ruled the company shares responsibility for labor violations.
  26. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Workers Claim They Were Fired for UnionizingAnd for the first time, the NLRB may hold corporate responsible.
  27. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Doesn’t Want Any Reporters at Its Shareholders MeetingThe chain has gone webcast-only.
  28. The Chain Gang
    Fast-Food CEOs Get Paid 1,200 Times More Than WorkersCongratulations, fry guys.
  29. Deliverance
    Seamless Will Make It Harder for Restaurants to Steal Delivery Workers’There was nothing in the services contracts about passing on gratuities.
  30. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s ‘Wage Theft’ Lawsuits Kick New Round of Fast-FoodThe minimum-wage debate rages on outside the home of the Dollar Menu.
  31. Lawsuits
    Fast-Food Employees Sue McDonald’s for Wage Theft“They all share a common purpose, to drive labor costs down by stealing wages from McDonald’s workers.”
  32. Snarfus
    Fired Chicago Sandwich Shop Employees Have Been Re-HiredSnarf’s management is very sorry.
  33. Useless Nuggets
    McDonald’s McResources Site Is KaputThe Fry Guys try to correct their faux pas.
  34. Snarfus
    Chicago Sandwich Shop Owner Really Sorry for Firing Staff Just Before ChristmasHe’s learned his lesson, but they’re all still fired.
  35. Firings
    Chicago Sandwich Shop Fires All Employees Just Before ChristmasMerry Christmas. You’re fired.
  36. Useless Nuggets
    McDonald’s Employee Portal Tells Fast-Food Workers Not to Eat Fast FoodCount your French fries, too.
  37. Useless Nuggets
    McDonald’s Advised Low-Wage Workers on How to Tip Imaginary Pool Boys, AuThe fast-food giant published some more very unhelpful advice for struggling employees.
  38. Useless Nuggets
    McDonald’s Advises Hungry Employees to ‘Break Food Into LittleSing a happy song, return unopened gifts, and more unhelpful advice from the fast-food giant.
  39. Food Drives
    Ohio Walmart Holds Food Drive for Employees Who Can’t Afford ThanksgivingIt’s not supposed to be like this, employees say.
  40. The Chain Gang
    Reports Say Low-Paying Fast-Food Jobs Cost Billions in Public AssistanceIt’s all about the American dream, it turns out.
  41. Video Feed
    Chicago Police Detained Single Mom After Interrupting McDonald’s“Hold your burgers, hold your fries, make our wages supersized,” the protesters says.