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A man named Ben, who chose not to give his last name, dressed as Ronald McDonald, participates in a rally in New York City on March 18, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Fast Food Advocates Rally Against ‘Wage Theft’ As Schneiderman Announces McDonald’s Settlement

On the same day protesters gathered at McDonald’s restaurants nationwide to accuse the fast food giant of “wage theft,” New York’s attorney general announced that one of the chain’s franchise owners has agreed to a settlement.

03/18/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds up a McDonald's cheeseburger during a news conference in Manhattan on Feb. 9, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Schumer: Ban ‘Dangerous’ Yoga Mat Chemical From Foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban a chemical used to make yoga mats from also being used in food, Sen. Charles Schumer said Sunday.

02/09/2014

Fast-food workers strike on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Aug. 29, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Fast Food Workers Nationwide Strike, Asking For Higher Wages

A few hundred workers dropped their spatulas and picked up picket signs outside the McDonald’s on Broadway and 51st Street, chanting “We can’t survive on $7.25.”

12/05/2013

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The 5 Best NYC Alternatives To Shake Shack

Shake Shack was a game-changer. For a long time, its particular blend of sirloin and brisket dominated a certain segment of New York’s restaurant scene (and the chain continues to expand, announcing a DUMBO location last week).

10/29/2013

Fast-food workers strike on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Aug. 29, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Councilwoman: Low Fast Food Wages Hurt Single Parents

A push has been launched in New York City to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers and allow for unions in the industry.

08/31/2013

Fast-food workers strike on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Aug. 29, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

NYC Fast Food Workers Join National Strike

Fast food workers nationwide are taking a stand and staging their largest strike to date, calling for higher wages and the right to form a union without retaliation.

08/29/2013

Fast food workers rally outside a McDonald's in Manhattan (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Fast Food Workers Stage Walkouts To Demand Higher Wages

Protesters gathered outside the McDonald’s at 51st Street and Broadway in Manhattan on Monday, chanting “Hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages super size” and “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Poverty wages got to go.”

07/29/2013

Protesters demonstrate outside a Wendy's in New York City to demand higher pay.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fast Food Workers To Hold One-Day Strike To Protest Low Wages

Fast food workers in New York and six other cities across the country were set to go on strike Monday, on the grounds that their wages are just too low to live on.

07/28/2013

A coalition of groups rally in front of a McDonald's on East 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Harlem during a protest by fast food workers and supporters for higher wages April 4, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Fast Food Employees Plan Friday Evening Pro-Union Protest

Brooklyn-based fast food workers employed by McDonald’s, Papa John’s and Domino’s will reportedly conduct a pro-union walkout during Friday’s dinner hour.

07/26/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Fast Food?

From chicken wings to mozzarella sticks, which is the most delicious fast food? You decide!

07/17/2013

Protesters demonstrate outside a Wendy's in New York City to demand higher pay.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Fast Food Workers Picket, Want Restaurants To Pay $15 Per Hour

Hundreds of fast food workers and supporters protested outside New York City restaurants Thursday to demand higher wages for their low-paying jobs.

04/04/2013

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Nina In New York: Taste Our Fast Food Pain, America

The rest of the country has finally caught up with New York. At least in terms of fast food.

09/18/2012

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NY Restaurant Gets Ticket For Soda Machine Sludge In Storm Drain

Inspectors told the Board of Health that the worker in Nyack improperly disposed of foul-smelling residue from a soda machine.

09/22/2011

McDonald's is hiring (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

McDonald’s Looking To Hire Thousands Of New Workers

Polish off your resume because McDonald’s is going on a hiring spree. The fast food giant was making a well-publicized push to hire 50,000 workers Tuesday.

04/19/2011

Girl eating Happy Meal (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Councilman Leroy Comrie Proposes Bill Banning ‘Happy Meals’

Comrie planned to introduce his own bill Wednesday that would essentially rewrite what could currently be considered a “Happy Meal.” The bill would require establishments that offer toys with food make sure the meals are 500 calories or less and have low fat and low sodium totals.

04/06/2011

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