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  • Fast Food Walkouts Spell “Strike” S.E.I.U.

    Posted on May 13, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Recently, a number of groups taking the form of “worker centers” have staged walkouts of fast food restaurants in several cities. The most prominent has been Fast Food Forward in New York City, but Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit have also seen some activity. The Detroit Free Press reports on events in that city: Organizers […]

  • Fast Food Unionization Was a Slow and Steady Race for Organizers

    Posted on Dec 03, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Get ready for labor’s next big campaign: unionizing fast food workers. On Thursday, 200 fast food workers in New York City protested in front of several restaurants. Organizers are calling their group Fast Food Forward.  As Steven Greenhouse at the New York Times reported: Workplace experts said it was by far the largest series of job actions at fast-food restaurants […]