| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:00 AM
More than half of families of fast food workers receive some sort of public assistance, costing the nation $7 billion a year, according to a new report distributed by a group that has been pushing for union representation and higher wages for fast food...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Rallies over fast-food wages continued into the afternoon Thursday, with roughly 100 people congregating on the narrow sidewalk outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Silver Lake.
Many of the protesters were repeats from a morning event outside a...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:04 AM
At least 15 port truck drivers seeking to unionize at a Carson-based firm went on strike Monday night, kicking off a week's worth of planned labor actions.
Labor groups organizing strikes and rallies are aiming to draw attention to low-wage workers in...
| Oct 18, 2013
There are many things we're not supposed to do while driving: texting, talking on a cellphone and eating top most lists. Headsets and multimedia systems with voice recognition help alleviate the dangers of texting and cellphones, and now fast-food...
| Jan 7, 2014
"In America," Oscar Wilde quipped, "the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience." And they often do it in the pages of Rolling Stone.
Last week, the magazine posted a mini-manifesto...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Oslo recently overtook Tokyo as the most expensive city in the world. That doesn't surprise me in the least. The last time I was in Oslo, a plain cup of coffee cost $4. Beer, while very good, was $8 a glass.
Whether you're in an outlandishly expensive...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:08 AM
The good news as Labor Day approaches: Jobs are returning. The bad news: Most of them pay lousy wages and provide low, if not nonexistent, benefits.
The trend toward lousy wages began before the Great Recession. According to a new report from the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Edgewood Lions Club welcomed Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 9. Lions were also joined by members of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company with a fire engine and Sheriff Jesse Bane, who spent the evening with them. Among the gifts given to the children were...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Ill. — As rain soaked the shredded remains of Washington neighborhoods on Thursday, damage assessment teams began surveying the wreckage. Their findings — and the initial ones were almost uniformly grim — will be used in...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Sometimes you just need to fill your home with the scent of fried chicken. This is usually achieved by making -- and eating -- fried chicken, which should involve a hot iron skillet full of oil and flour in your hair. Or you could just light a fried-...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Janice Scott works hard at KFC and stretches her budget to care for her 12-year-old son and her 1-year-old godson, whom she adopted this month.
So she was grateful to be in a church basement in Essex on Tuesday, accepting a 14-pound turkey and a box full...