fast food

Full proposal for Global McStrike - October 16, 2002

Original call for an international day of action of McDonalds employees, by the UK McDonalds Workers Resistance group.

Fast food workers form union, hold action in Minneapolis

Workers at the fast food chain Jimmy John's have formed and IWW-affiliated union, presented demands for better wages and more control over scheduling, and held large pickets in Minneapolis.

Azteca Bar Conflict and Campaign Against Illegal Deductions in the Food Service Sector

Conflict at Azteca Bar inspiration for wider campaign.

Up against the odds - The JJ Foods strike, 1995

An account of the JJ fast food worker's strike in Tottenham, 1995-6, and its lessons for workers today.

New Zealand McDonald's workers escalate campaign

1300 McDonald's workers, members of the Unite union, are escalating their campaign in the wake of yesterdays conference of McDonald's bosses refusing to lift pay rates or offer real security of hours.

Subway picketed in Belfast to support sacked worker

Sacked migrant workers

Organise!, WSM, trade unions and various political activists picketed a Subway restaurant in Belfast today in support of sacked Polish worker Natalia Szymanska.

Low-paid workers strike and protest at multiple stores

Strike at Hamilton, New Zealand, McDonald's in October '08

In Auckland and Hamilton low-paid workers at McDonald's and the Farmers department store are striking and protesting for better pay and working conditions.

Starbucks Global Day of Action - Belfast picket

Organise! and the WSM picketed Starbucks in Belfast city centre today from 12 to 1 pm. Despite the miserable weather around 12 people joined the picket and leafleted passers by and potential customers outside the coffee shop.

Starbucks fires another barista for union activity

Cole Dorsey

Grand Rapids firing comes in the midst of Unfair Labor Practice charges being investigated by the NLRB against Starbucks.

Illegal immigrants win unpaid wages in Stockholm

Blockade of the Lilla Karachi restaurant by SAC members

The syndicalist SAC union in Sweden has been campaigning for fair wages for illegal immigrants in the last few months, resulting in thousands of pounds in unpaid wages being paid to migrant workers.