Fight for $15 Goes Global

By SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 11 PHOTO: Wesley Pinkham/Flickr On April 15, 2015, Fight For $15, an organization working to raise the U.S. minimum wage, held their largest protest in the history of the movement. Rallies took place in 200 cities nationwide and 40 countries...

Your Turn: Manhattan Kids Talk About Minimum Wage

Many workers say that the current minimum wage of $7.25 is not enough and they are protesting to raise the wage to $15 an hour. IndyKids asked kids from PS 128 in Washington Heights in Manhattan, “Do you think that the minimum wage should be increased?” PHOTO: Claudia...

“We Can’t Survive on $7.25”

By JULIANA BERROA, age 11 Fast food workers strike in New York City. PHOTO: mtume_soul In August, fast-food workers throughout the country went on strike again for a living wage and the right to unionize. The current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour cannot support a...

Fast Food Workers Walk Out

By ZOLA ROSS-GRAY, age 10 A worker at Burger King taking part in the November 29, 2012 fast food workers strike in New York City. Photo: COURTESY OF FAST FOOD FORWARD What is the minimum income you could live on? Workers at fast food chains have to think about this...

Less Bad Happy Meal

PHOTO: flickr.com/Stefan Under pressure from people concerned about kids’ health, McDonald’s announced that it will change its Happy Meals starting in September by adding fruit and downsizing the fries. This will reduce calories by 20 percent. The Happy Meal...