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Congressional Democrats air plan to kill the tip credit, raise the minimum wage to $15

A bill introduced Wednesday with widespread support would also set

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Another quick-service restaurant is unionized

Employees of a third Burgerville unit will now be represented by the Industrial Workers of the World.

The union-backed group is inviting workers across a number of industries to bolster the pressure by joining what it's calling a three-day "coast-to-coast uprising."

The Fight for $15 group gathered in 10 cities, and is now offering free legal counsel to workers willing to report sexual harassment on the job.

The revision would greatly narrow the instances where restaurant employers could be held responsible for the employment practices of their franchisees.

This week’s head-spinning moments include customers’ decision to secretly redecorate a McDonald’s and the capture of possibly the restaurant industry’s most notorious dine-and-dash artist. And it wouldn’t be a news roundup without a story involving Donald Trump.

In another victory for labor advocates, voters will be asked on the November ballot to establish a single $12 wage for all hourly employees.

Starbucks has vowed to cut unit-level administrative tasks in half, while Del Frisco’s is reducing its dependence on beef. And those aren’t the only ways restaurant operators are subtly improving their lot.

Some of the biggest developments of recent days seemed too far-fetched to be real. Trust me, they were.

The staff of the Burgerville unit opted to be represented by the Industrial Workers of the World.