Employees of fast food restaurants in seven cities take to the streets in front of McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, and KFC to protest for a living wage, Monday, July 29, 2013.
*Fast food jobs are fast becoming a hot commodity as the job market narrows their qualifications with standards that include more experience, education, and a high credit score.
But, the fast food industry still doesn’t provide an opportunity for anyone who wants to feed their family.
Monday, protesters took to the streets in front of major fast food chains including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, KFC, and Taco Bell, in an effort to bring attention to the wages that do not meet the demand of the new fast food employee. Workers in Detroit, Flint, St. Louis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, New York City, are all seeking to have their wages raised and prevent abusive labor practices that the restaurants have taken advantage of for years.
Wrong Time to Strike: Hostess workers strike for better wages during the company’s bankruptcy.
*Hostess, the maker of iconic treats like Twinkies, is shuttering its plants and liquidating its 82-year-old business.
A victim of changing consumer tastes, high commodity costs and strained labor relations, Hostess ultimately was brought to its knees by a national strike orchestrated by its second-largest union.
Read/learn more at WSJ.com.
Earlier, we reported …
Hostess is America’s beloved treat maker that we’ve coveted for nearly a century. We’ve hid their goodies from family members, congratulated children with them, and we all have a chosen favorite from their decadent list of sweets.
But the bread and baked good company may be closing its doors permanently after the company’s workers launched a strike on Monday, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report says that the company was already in the midst of bankruptcy and they are going to begin liquidation of the entire company if the strike doesn’t end by 5pm tonight. (more…)
*Is it true that you chose to go to a traditionally white institution (TWI) because you were worried about how your academic background would be received by employers?
No one has ever talked about it out loud, but some have said–behind closed doors– that their parents said they would be scrutinized or not hired by prospective employers for not having a degree from a TWI.
But now it appears that those type of fears have been explored in a study and there is scientific data to support them.
The New York Times reported that a study written in 2007 by Roland Fryer and Michael Greenstone, found that during the 1970s up until the 1990s, HBCU’s heightened the pay of their graduates, but later (more…)