A new advertising campaign from Taco Bell reimagines McDonald’s empire as a dystopian society.
A lawyer from the National Labor Relations Board filed formal complaints against McDonald’s and some of its franchises on Friday. To unpack this story further, Steven Greenhouse, a former correspondent for the New York Times, who has covered labor issues, joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading
McDonald’s and KFC in China are reeling from another food safety scare Monday after a local TV station reported that a supplier had been selling expired meat to the restaurants. Continue reading
Washington state has the highest minimum wage in the nation at $9.32. Can the state’s low-wage workers can meet their basic needs without assistance? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the quality of life for a baggage handler at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport and an employee of McDonald’s. Continue reading
Fast food workers in dozens of American cities and across the world walked off the job Thursday to demonstrate for a $15 an hour minimum wage. Talking to a McDonald’s worker trying to make ends meet on $9.85 an hour, Making Sen$e examines how America’s biggest burger chain has come to symbolize American income inequality. Continue reading
On Thursday, seven class-action lawsuits were filed against McDonald’s by employees who allege the company has committed wage theft violations. Continue reading
In other news Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to stop another aid ship bound for Israel’s maritime blockade on Gaza. Also, the three-day peace conference in Afghanistan came to a close with a resolution urging the government to negotiate with the Taliban. Continue reading