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WNYC News

Labor Activists Say $1 Raise Not Enough for McDonald's Workers

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The fast-food worker movement seems to be having an effect, but labor organizers say wages must rise much more.

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WNYC News

A Workers’ Flashmob Inside a McDonald’s

Thursday, December 04, 2014

On its second birthday, the fast food workers' movement has a few victories, and many unfulfilled goals.

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WNYC News

34 Arrests at Fast Food Worker Protests

Thursday, September 04, 2014

They were part of a nationwide day of protests calling for an increase in wages to $15 an hour and the right to unionize.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Wish Fulfillment

Friday, April 25, 2014

Gary Shteyngart's hamburger obsession, and flying carpets.

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Selected Shorts

Sixty-Nine Cent Hamburger

Friday, April 25, 2014

This reading by Alex Karpovsky of Gary Shteyngart’s “Sixty-Nine Cents” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Wish Fulfillment,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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WNYC News

Workers Claim McDonald's Is Taking Them to the Cleaners

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Workers say McDonald's should pay the cost of keeping their uniforms clean.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Understanding Senior Citizen Hangouts

Thursday, January 23, 2014

After a conflict between elderly Korean residents in Queens and a local McDonald's where the seniors congregate, Bobbie Sackman, Director of Public Policy at the Council of Senior Centers and Services of NYC, explains the importance of community spaces where seniors can socialize. She is joined by New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim, who talks about the compromise he brokered between the elderly patrons who linger at a Flushing McDonald's and the fast-food restaurant.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Wishing and Wanting

Friday, July 26, 2013

Come dine at our place.  Gary Shteyngart tells Hannah Tinti why the McDonald's hamburger was an aerodynamic marvel in his youth.  "Girls" star Alex Karpovsky reads his "Sixty-Nine Cents", and Willem Dafoe makes his SHORTS debut performing an Etgar Keret story.  Parker Posey hosts.

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Freakonomics Radio

A Burger a Day

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Is junk food an abomination or a modern miracle?

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Listen to Lucy

London’s Olympics are a workers’ curse

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

London’s Olympics are a workers’ curse

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The Takeaway

Measuring Wealth, One Big Mac at a Time

Monday, May 07, 2012

How do you compare the wealth of nations? An economics professor at Princeton University thinks such a big question has a bite-sized answer: buy a Big Mac. Orley Ashenfelter is the author of the Big Mac Index, which measures a country's wealth based on a McDonalds worker's average wage and the cost of a Big Mac.

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