NEW YORK — Workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chain restaurants protested in cities around the country Tuesday to push fast-food companies to pay them at least $15 an hour.The protesters also had a message for presidential candidates: Support the cause or lose their vote next yea
An article in Salon argues that urban public transportation is doomed because politicians who could enact better policies don't use it. They drive or have drivers. How does metro Chicago's public transit fit into this theory? We discuss future train and bus expansion. (Flickr/Dan Klimke)
From jingles to viral videos, we discuss the evolving world of fast-food marketing. Legendary comedian Tom Dreesen is in the studio to reminisce on hangin' with the Rat Pack, and WBEZ's Alison Cuddy gives us a sneak peak at the Hyde Park Jazz Fest.
The Illinois Restaurant Association has said that a raise in the minimum wage would force restaurants to close their doors or layoff workers. But strikers said with the companies high profit margins, raising pay was a matter of priority.
Today we discuss several issues affecting American workers. Fast food workers are striking to get an increase in pay and Latinas in the workforce are on the rise-we look at why. Also, are you scared to take a vacation because your job might not be there when you get back?