Local Wendy’s Restaurants Close

EUGENE, Ore. — Wendy’s confirmed restaurants in the Eugene and Springfield area are closing for good, leaving dozens without jobs. Employees we spoke with say the announcement was unexpected and they only found out Saturday about the plans to close. In a statement sent to KEZI, the company says it has chosen to end its … Continue reading »

Fast Food Protesters in Street

NEW YORK (CNN) — Fast food workers are staging another round of protests across the country Thursday. Workers from coast to coast are walking off the job and rallying for $15 minimum wages and the right to form a union without retaliation. Strikers began to gather in more than 100 cities early Thursday morning, affecting … Continue reading »

Fast-Food Workers to Strike Thursday

(CNN) — Get ready for possibly long lines and delays at your favorite fast-food spots on Thursday. Thousands of fast food workers from McDonald’s, KFC and Taco Bell are now threatening nationwide walkouts, massive protests, and even civil disobedience this week in their fight for higher wages. It’s the latest in the two-year fight to … Continue reading »

Fast Food Workers Strike

EUGENE, Ore. — Members of local labor unions joined a global fast food workers strike Thursday. They rallied outside the McDonald’s on Broadway during the lunch hour, calling for higher wages and the right to unionize. Fast food workers in Eugene make $9.10 an hour. For the past year and a half, they’ve been fighting … Continue reading »

Fast Food and Minimum Wage

Fast food workers across America protested on Thursday in favor of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Although nobody in Eugene was protesting, plenty of customers and workers had opinions on the subject. One McDonalds customer thought the workers make an appropriate amount for their job, “if you’re working at a fast food … Continue reading »

Food Workers Rely on Public Assistance

(CNN) — More than half of fast food workers receive some form of public assistance because their wages aren’t enough. Those are the findings according to a University of California Berkeley Labor Center and University of Illinois study. The report estimates that the public aid these workers receive equals about $7 billion in taxpayer money. … Continue reading »