Fast-Food Workers Striking
More strikes by fast-food workers seeking higher wages are scheduled for this Thursday. Organizers expect sit-ins and other forms of protests to be staged in 100 cities. Sen. Bernie Sanders backs the movement. “Let’s be clear,” he said in a statement on Monday. "The federal minimum wage of $7.25 is a starvation wage. I applaud the fast-food workers all across the country who will be striking this Thursday to raise the minimum wage to a living wage. Nobody who works 40 hours a week should be living in poverty."
- Sanders Decries Plight of Workers on Labor Day: Sen. Bernie Sanders called for a major public jobs program during a Labor Day speech Monday in Burlington, saying that is the only way to tackle what he sees as a permanent unemployment crisis in the United States. “What we need is a massive federal jobs program, rebuilding our infrastructure, transforming our energy system and putting millions of people back to work,” Sanders told about 200 union activists and supporters at Battery Park.