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6 May 2014

McDonald’s Prepares For Another Day of Protest [USA]

Author: Julie Jargon, Wall Street Journal

McDonald’s Corp. is gearing up for more action on the part of a fast food workers group that’s been criticizing the company for paying low wages...A McDonald’s spokeswoman...said, “Our focus remains on our valued employees and the career opportunities...

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15 January 2014

A Penny a Pound and So Much More [USA]

Author: Pooja Bhatia, OZY

Wal-Mart joined the Coalition’s Fair Food Program the day this story was published, making it the 12th, and largest, retailer to do so. Given Wal-Mart’s purchasing power and influence over other supermarkets, Reyes-Chavez says, it’s a huge development...

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7 January 2014

Exclusive: Inside McDonald's quest for sustainable beef

Author: Joel Makower, GreenBiz.com

Today, McDonald’s announces that it will begin purchasing verified sustainable beef in 2016, the first step on a quest to purchase sustainable beef for all of its burgers worldwide...[Getting to this point involved] engaging the global beef industry,...

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29 August 2013

US fast-food workers stage nationwide strike in protest at low wages

Author: Karen McVeigh, Guardian (UK)

US workers in the fast-food industry staged a one-day strike in dozens of cities...calling for better wages and the right to unionise...The striking workers are part of a coalition of unions, campaign groups, clergy and community members...They want to...

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30 July 2013

NY fast food workers strike for living wage (USA)

Author: AFP

Hundreds of workers at McDonald's and other fast food outlets across New York went on strike...demanding the introduction of a standard wage of US$15/hour, more than twice the US$7.25 minimum wage that many fast food employees earn in New York...Fast...

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8 July 2013

McDonald's refuses to operate in Jewish settlement [Israel & Occupied Palestinian Territories]

Author: AP

McDonald's...refused to open a branch in a West Bank Jewish settlement, the company said Thursday, adding a prominent name to an international movement to boycott Israel's settlements...[A s]pokeswoman for McDonald's Israel, said...the chain refused...

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4 April 2013

Fast-Food Workers Plan Second Strike for More Pay

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

Thursday’s strike, sponsored by a labor-community coalition that calls itself Fast Food Forward, seeks to press the city’s fast-food restaurants to pay their employees $15 an hour. Many workers say they can barely get by on the $7.25, $8 or $9 an hour...

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1 September 2012

Fair Food Program helps end the use of slavery in the tomato fields [USA]

Author: [opinion] Holly Burkhalter, International Justice Mission, in Washington Post

Since 1997, the Justice Department has prosecuted seven cases of slavery in the Florida agricultural industry — four involving tomato harvesters — freeing more than 1,000 men and women. The...catalogue of horrors: abductions, pistol whippings,...

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7 May 2012

Burger King Manager Claims He Was Fired For Being HIV-Positive [USA]

Author: Huffington Post [USA]

A former manager of several Burger King restaurants…has accused the…company of firing him because he's HIV-positive…[T]he company let him go…three months after he disclosed his HIV status…[H]is lawyers claim the dismissal violates the Americans with...

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10 February 2012

Trader Joe's signs agreement in labor victory [USA]

Author: Yael Chanoff, San Francisco Bay Guardian [USA]

Trader Joe's...[on] Feb. 9...became the second grocery store chain -- the first was Whole Foods-- to sign an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW),...pledg[ing] to buy their Florida tomatoes only from companies that comply with the...

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