‘McResolution!’: Elected Officials Help Broker Peace at Flushing McDonald’s

Elected officials assembled for today's press conference: State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblyman Ron Kim and Congresswoman Grace Meng. (Photo: Mr. Kim's office)
Elected officials assembled for today’s press conference: State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblyman Ron Kim and Congresswoman Grace Meng. (Photo: Mr. Kim’s office)

This particular beef may finally be over.

Elected officials and Korean-American community leaders gathered today in Flushing, Queens to declare a resolution had been brokered in an escalating battle between local seniors and a McDonald’s. Or, in the words of Assemblyman Ron Kim’s press release: “McResolution!Continue reading “‘McResolution!’: Elected Officials Help Broker Peace at Flushing McDonald’s”

Mayoral Candidates Back NYC’s Fast-Food Strikers

mcdonalds Mayoral Candidates Back NYCs Fast Food Strikers
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At several New York fast-food restaurants today, workers have walked off the job to protest what they feel are corporate efforts to stifle their unionization efforts. At locations like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Domino’s, Taco Bell across the city, workers are angling for higher wages in what they say is the first multi-restaurant fast-food strike in American history. And several of the leading candidates for mayor, all Democrats, want everyone to know they have the strikers’ back.

“I support New York’s fast-food workers’ demand for decent wages they can live on to support families, pay bills and put food on the table,” Council Speaker Christine Quinn said in a statement. “Fast-food companies are some of the wealthiest in America, yet many of their employees earn far below the federal poverty level. These business practices are unacceptable. All working New Yorkers deserve a living wage and the opportunity to join the middle class. I am behind the city’s fast-food workers who are standing up for this right and fighting for fair pay and an economy that works for everyone.”

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