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Michigan: Largest Fast Food Strike Yet

Ned Resnikoff MSNBC
As many as 400 workers at more than 60 fast food restaurants in the Detroit metro area walked off the job on Friday. The fast food strike in Detroit is the second major labor action to hit an American city’s fast food industry this week: On Wednesday and Thursday, more than 100 workers in St. Louis walked off the job at roughly 30 different restaurants. These rolling walkouts followed similar actions in New York, central Pennsylvania, and Chicago.


Youth Subminimum Wages

Nina Mast Economic Policy Institute
Young workers face pay discrimination in 34 states and DC

$15, Take a Bow. $20 in Our Sights!

Gabrielle Gurley The American Prospect
Workers are celebrating minimum-wage increases around the country, but the new frontier is already creeping toward $20.

This Week in People’s History, Oct. 24–30

Image of a rally calling for an increased minimum wage Minimum wage mandated (in 1938), City water comes to Boston (1848), Anyone know Choctaw? (1918), London says, Victory to the N.L.F! (1968), Good-bye to Penn Station (1963), Europe says No to nukes (1983), Mars attacks (1938)


Chicago Is About To End the Subminimum Wage

Branko Marcetic Jacobin
Brandon Johnson, the labor-backed mayor of Chicago, is poised to deliver his first major victory: scrapping the subminimum wage for tipped workers.
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