Fast-food wage debate likely to boil over into election season

This week, tens of thousands of workers nationwide walked off their job in an effort to raise minimum pay to $15 an hour. Kate Bronfenbrenner, Cornell University senior lecturer at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, says the latest strike reinforces the message that raising the minimum wage is a primary political issue for […]

Fast food worker struggles a symptom of national economic disease

In light of fast-food workers taking to the streets today over low wages, Robert C. Hockett, financial and economic law expert and professor of law at Cornell University, argues that the wage-cutting arms race harms everyone, and suggests making a living wage the minimum wage. Hockett says: “It is fitting that fast-food workers have begun strikes […]

Fast-food strike expands call for better wages, working conditions

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Fast-food strike expands call for better wages, working conditions Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 A national day of strikes is planned in dozens of American cities for Aug. 29 by fast food workers and other low-wage employees. The campaign for a minimum wage increase has gained clarity and public support since […]