Fast-Food CEOs Oppose Worker Raises Despite Making 1,200 Times More Than Average Employee

Amy Goodman
Democracy Now! / Video Report
Published: Thursday 15 May 2014
Thousands of fast-food workers in the United States and around the world are staging a one-day strike today to demand a livable wage.

Thousands of fast-food workers in the United States and around the world are staging a one-day strike today to demand a livable wage. A recent report found fast food CEOs make 1,200 times as much as money as the average fast-food worker, a disparity that maximizes short-term profit while harming worker security and the overall economy. We are joined by the report’s author, Catherine Ruetschlin, a policy analyst at Demos; and by Terrance Wise, who has worked at Burger King for nine years and is striking today in Kansas City, his fourth such action since last August.



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Amy Goodman is the host of "Democracy Now!," a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 900 stations in North America. She is the author of "Breaking the Sound Barrier," recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.

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