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ON STRIKE AGAINST SUBWAY: fast food workers deserve respect

Carlos Hernandez is a Subway worker who helped lead the fast food strikes this summer to demand that the huge, profitable fast food industry treat their workers with respect. Now Subway has fired him — supposedly over a 66¢ cookie. Federal charges have been filed alleging that Carlos was actually fired in retaliation for his…

Seattle Fast Food Workers Are On Strike

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Fast food workers have launched strikelines across the city today, forcing three restaurants to close as the workers walked out, echoing the national call for a living wage of $15 and the right to organize without retaliation. While the top tier of Seattle’s economy may be booming, thousands of us are being left behind. Even…

At Doc Maynard’s Low-Wage Workers Tell Their Stories

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“I never used to understand my father,” Fermin said into the microphone. “He was always angry, cold, you know? It wasn’t until I grew up that I realized why. He was always working and it was killing him.” He looked around the full room at Doc Maynard’s Bar and gripped the microphone. “He worked jobs…