$15 Minimum Wage
McDonald’s workers went on strike Wednesday in 15 cities across the U.S., in a direct action coordinated by Fight for $15 movement that hopes to raise the federal minimum wage to $15. Low pay is the main reason that thousands of McDonald’s workers blew off work to demonstrate today, but
Crappy corporate burger chains and fast-casual restaurants nationwide are short-staffed, and many have resorted to taping sad Microsoft Word-printed signs on their doors and drive-thrus claiming that “people don’t want to work.” It is not true that people “don’t want to work,” it’s a combination of factors including lack of
‘Tis the season once more, and we find ourselves looking for thoughtful gifts for our favorite people. Explore this gift guide featuring small businesses and local artists showcasing their work in the East Bay. We’ve uncovered unique treasures perfect for gifting while also supporting the heartbeat of our local community.
Now more than ever, it’s not easy to make a living waiting tables. Covid restrictions have made sure that most restaurants aren’t even close to capacity and plenty of the customers who do go out to eat in restaurants are using the “times are hard” excuse to leave less than