Fast-food workers and a new form of labor activism


By By William Finnegan – The fast-food chains insist that if they were to pay their employees more they would have to raise menu prices. Their wages are “competitive.”

But in Denmark McDonald’s workers over the age of eighteen earn more than twenty dollars an hour—they are also unionized—and the price of a Big Mac is only thirty-five cents more than it is in the United States.

The differential between C.E.O. and worker pay in fast food is higher than in any other domestic economic sector—twelve hundred to one. In construction, by comparison, the differential is ninety-three to one. more> http://tinyurl.com/lw5se9t

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