articles tagged "#829strike"

Corporate Retaliation on Fast-Food Strikers

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 | buzz
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Back in September, the Monday Buzz talked with organizers and strikers who participated in the Madison fast food walkout, part of a national strike aimed at organizing the fast-food industry. Madison Workers Organizing Committee, who organized the local action, has continued to work with workers who walked off the job this summer. Some workers are facing retaliation from the companies. MadWOC organizer Darien Lamen joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz with host Brian Standing on Monday, November 5, 2013. more »

Madison Fast Food Workers Walk Out

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 | buzz
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On Thursday, August 29th, workers in fast food restaurants in sixty cities across the country walked off the job in the largest such strike in the nation’s history. Here in Madison, dozens of low-wage workers walked out, forcing at least two establishments to temporarily close due to the worker shortage. Strikers joined activists to march through downtown Madison demanding a living wage of fifteen dollars an hour. Nationally, most fast-food workers earn an average of $8.94 per hour. The federal minimum wage has been at $7.25 per hour since 2009. On Labor Day, Monday host Brian Standing spoke with two Madison workers who walked off their jobs on Thursday to join the protest: Meghan Ford, who works at Dunkin Donuts, and Reginald Hair, who works at Burger King. more »

Wisconsin’s Fast Food Strike in Context

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 | buzz
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Michael Wilder is the Community Coalition Coordinator for Wisconsin Jobs Now. He is also the Chair of the Wisconsin African-American Roundtable. Michael joined Brian Standing on Labor Day to talk about how Wisconsin’s fast food strike fit in with similar efforts around the country. He also talked about other strategies to bring in broader coalitions of workers. more »

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