26 different organizations sent lobbyists to Capitol Hill in recent months to tell members of Congress how to vote on Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act. Among these are gas station companies, pizza restaurant chains, the parent company of Dunkin Donuts, and marketing associations.
Workers in fast food restaurants are paid such low wages that they typically need government assistance programs, even when they work full time. Today this economic injustice is being protested by fast food workers, who will go on strike in over 35 cities today. You
95% of Politicians Taking $$ from National Restaurant Association Voted to End Restaurant Workers' Overtime Pay
According to Federal Election Commission data, in the first quarter of 2013 39 rank-and-file members of the House of Representatives took money from the National Restaurant Association, a corporate interest group that works “across the industry to advance our members’ interests.” Those interests apparently include
On average, CEOs of fast food restaurant chains make $25,000 every day. That’s more than twice what fast food workers who are given New York state’s minimum wage make in an entire year. In the same time that CEOs make $25,000, workers in their restaurants
On a protest to raise the $2.13 minimum wage in restaurants and on efforts to oppose the Colombia Free Trade Agreement.
If you find yourself on Mount Desert Island, perhaps to see the most extravagant beauties of Acadia National Park, take a stop to the often-neglected southwestern corner of the island for two highlights: the Wonderland trail leads to a low-tide tidepooling paradise with starfish and