▲ Up
 
14:42 22-02-2017
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Fast-food workers plan nationwide protest in U.S. on Thursday
15:22, 02 September 2014, 352

AKIPRESS.COM - mcdonalds The campaign to get fast-food workers paid at least $15 a hour resumes later this week.

Union organizers say workers will walk off their jobs Thursday in 150 cities nationwide. Restaurants that they say will be affected include McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and KFC, which is owned by Yum Brands.

The action would be the latest in a two-year effort to get employers to pay them a minimum wage of $15 an hour and allow them to form unions without retaliation, the U.S. media report Tuesday.

Nancy Salgado, a 27 year old single mother of a 3 year old boy and an 8 year old girl, plans to strike.

Salgado works at a McDonald's in the Logan Square area of Chicago earning $8.25 an hour, or about $600 a month take home pay.

After splitting rent and utilities with 3 roommates, and paying for child care, she's left with a little over $100 a month for food and everything else.

"If I have a dollar at the end of the month it's a miracle," Salgado said.


Twitterfacebookprint
LATEST NEWS
14:26 Divisive political rhetoric a danger to the world, Amnesty says14:23 Bodies of more than 70 migrants wash up on Libya's coast14:18 Surveillance cameras to be installed in Bishkek schools – mayor's office14:17 Kazakh government approved a list of priority state budget investments for 201713:58 Reducing audits to encourage businessmen: Atambayev13:11 More than 10,000 state officials of Kyrgyzstan have class, diplomatic, tax ranks and titles13:04 Tajikistan extends condolences over death of Russian ambassador to UN12:54 MP Babanov wants authorities to tap into private calls of judges, Prosecutor General is against12:35 Young married couple robs pensioners of $3,000 and buys car in Jaiyl district12:30 Israeli citizen wanted in Kazakhstan for fraud detained in Bishkek12:24 Three killed, 10 injured in car crash in Almaty region12:21 Two more North Koreans wanted in connection with killing of Kim Jong Un’s half brother12:17 Working group to negotiate with China on establishment of Kyrgyz-Chinese fund: Ambassador12:11 Kazakhstan braces for floods11:57 Expert offers to use some militant returnees in combating extremism in Bishkek11:42 Nazarbayev-chaired Security Council meeting discusses national security strategy11:22 Trump rejects anti-Semitism: Prove it11:11 Uzbekugol seeks to build new Angren mine worth $165 mln11:08 Bone-anchored hearing aid placement surgery carried out for the first time in Kyrgyzstan11:03 Cult of strong personality one of factors helping emergence of extremist organizations, Security Council Secretary says
© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2017. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75