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Do Monarchs Pay Taxes? Burger King's Pursuit of Tim Hortons Seen as Tax Inversion Ploy.

Do Monarchs Pay Taxes? Burger King's Pursuit of Tim Hortons Seen as Tax Inversion Ploy.
Burger King is in talks to buy doughnut chain Tim Hortons and create a new holding company headquartered in Canada, a move that could shave its tax bill. Such an overseas shift, called a tax inversion, has become increasingly popular among U.S. companies and a hot political issue.
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You Know Your Boss Is Stupid When: Manager Makes Employee Wear 'Gaytard' Pin

You Know Your Boss Is Stupid When: Manager Makes Employee Wear 'Gaytard' Pin
As if those little name tags at fast food joints weren't already demeaning enough, this Taco John's made a 16-year old employee wear one that was patently offensive – and lawsuit-worthy.
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Fight for Minimum Wage Increase Moves from State Capitol to McDonalds

Fight for Minimum Wage Increase Moves from State Capitol to McDonalds
Colorado workers are gathering at the Capitol at noon today, calling on the state legislature to ask Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Then the workers are heading a few blocks away to continue their rally at, appropriately, a McDonald’s. No doubt, some state lawmakers will flatly oppose an increase of the minimum wage, which is $8 an hour in Colorado — higher than the federal minimum of $7.25 hourly.
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Wage Theft Whistleblower Faces Deportation After Exposing Federally-Contracted Food Court Fiends

Wage Theft Whistleblower Faces Deportation After Exposing Federally-Contracted Food Court Fiends
A few days after speaking out against an employer contracted by the federal government — a company who denied him minimum wage and overtime benefits — Antonio Vanegas was detained by Homeland Security for four days. He now awaits a deportation hearing, while the employer/exploiter of undocumented immigrants goes un-reprimanded.
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Supersized Rebellion: Fast Food Workers Stand Up, Walk Out

Supersized Rebellion: Fast Food Workers Stand Up, Walk Out
The resistance to inhumane work conditions and low pay of the fast food industry has been bubbling beneath the surface for some time. The first organized walkout of industry workers happened in New York City last month. The walkouts inspired workers in Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit — with other cities in the planning stages.
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REPORT: A Whopping 84% of NYC Fast Food Workers Have Experienced Wage Theft

REPORT: A Whopping 84% of NYC Fast Food Workers Have Experienced Wage Theft
A staggering new statistic does much to explain why fast food workers are striking from New York to Milwaukee. According to Fast Food Forward, 84% of fast food workers surveyed report having experienced wage theft at least once. For delivery workers, the number is an incredulous 100 percent.
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Obamacare Debate Masks Long-Standing Exploitation of Food Service Workers

Obamacare Debate Masks Long-Standing Exploitation of Food Service Workers
Even before Obamacare, fast food corporations kept much of their workforce at part-time status as a means of minimizing labor costs and maximizing profits.
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