Protesters claim that one Burger King in Atlanta and another in Dorchester, Mass, were at least briefly closed during the strike, but Burger King spokesman Alix Salyers insists no Burger King stores were closed. Similarly, while McDonald's officials insist that no McDonald's restaurants were closed anywhere during the rally, protesters insist that several were.Just a reminder-you can be replaced.
In New York City, dozens of workers stood outside a McDonald's nearby Penn Station demanding higher wages and the right to form a union. Protesters partially blocked some entrances to the restaurant where they temporarily stalled, but did not halt, sales.
Naquasia LeGrand, 22, of Brooklyn, says this was her sixth strike since 2012. She has worked as a cashier at Kentucky Fried Chicken for three years in Park Slope, an affluent neighborhood in Brooklyn. She makes $8 an hour and pays $1,300 a month for her apartment. She says fast food workers all over are struggling to survive. "We live in New York City--a multi-billion dollar city," she said. "These corporations are taking everything from us."
Thursday, May 15, 2014
In cased you missed it, today was minimum wage revolt day:
at May 15, 2014
Exploring the man behind the legend: In the decade since Cosmatos began working on Mandy, the mythologizing of Nicolas Cage has only grown, ...
There is at leat one part of Venezuela's economy that's thriving: Many patients go to the Venezuelan border town of Puerto Ordaz to ...
The regulators are still at it: Using the "altFEC" twitter account, one of several "alt" sites set up by government work...
Were they the ancestors of piano players? The brain circuits that led to two-sided tools and weapons such as hand-axes and cleavers are the ...