In a victory for public health, the board of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest school district in the country, adopted a resolution to end McDonald’s McTeacher’s Nights this April. The resolution comes as millions of parents, educators and health professionals call on junk food corporations to stop kid-targeted marketing.
By Alejandra Cancino and Jessica Wohl, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Hundreds of fast food workers began strikes and protests in Chicago and other U.S. cities Thursday morning, the latest step in their push for a $15 hourly wage. Organizers planned to ramp up protests to include acts of civil disobedience. The workers involved said they […]
New York (AFP) — McDonald’s suffered a drop in July sales after reports that it was using unsafe meat in China hit sales in Asia, the company said Friday. Global comparable sales at the U.S. fast-food giant dropped 2.5 percent, with sales in the Asia/Pacific, Middle East, and Africa region plummeting 7.3 percent. McDonald’s July […]
Shanghai (AFP) — The U.S. food supplier at the center of an expired meat scandal in China has apologized, as KFC and Pizza Hut’s parent company said it would stop using the firm’s products in the key Chinese market. Shanghai authorities at the weekend shut a plant owned by privately-held OSI Group for mixing out-of-date […]
Shanghai (AFP) — Shanghai has shut a factory of U.S. food producer OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald’s and KFC, authorities said Monday, in China’s latest food safety scandal. A Shanghai television channel, which reported the original allegations, said that workers at the plant mixed expired meat with the fresh […]
How many hours of work does it take to buy a Big Mac? Well, it depends on where you live — and with Seattle’s recent increase in minimum wage, the gap between various minimum wages across the country continues to rise. While most states continue to hold on to a $7.25 per hour minimum wage, […]
Lawsuits show that the fight against wage theft is heating up, but workers shouldn’t have to sue their employers to get paid what they’re owed. Despite the extensive press coverage of the fight of fast-food workers for a $15 hourly wage, one recent development hasn’t gotten much attention: fast-food workers around the country have started […]