July 30, 2013 |

Fast food workers in seven cities hold one-day strike for higher wages

By Pizza Today


Fast food workers in seven cities hold one-day strike for higher wagesHundreds of New York City fast food workers protested in front of major chains Monday in an effort to raise wages to $15 an hour and the right to unionize. NYC strikers were joined by protests in Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Missouri and Flint, Michigan.

The strikes sparked national and international media attention. Here is a sampling of news coverage of the protests:

Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-29/fast-food-workers-strike-for-higher-wages-in-u-s-cities.html

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2013/07/29/fast-food-workers-in-seven-cities-strike-saying-they-cant-survive-on-7-25-per-hour/

ABCNews

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/fast-food-workers-nyc-stage-strikes-rallies-19806966

The national discussion of wages naturally brings to mind employee retention. Some establishments offer a wage higher than industry average to attract and keep employees. Others focus on incentives and rewards to retain employees. Check out the articles below that dive into employee retention.

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