fast food http://michiganradio.org en Study: The better a child can ID a fast food logo the more likely they are overweight http://michiganradio.org/post/study-better-child-can-id-fast-food-logo-more-likely-they-are-overweight <p><a href="http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2014/kids-who-know-unhealthy-food-logos-more-likely-to-be-overweight-1/">A new report </a>links a young child’s knowledge of fast food and snack food logos with their being overweight.</p><p></p><p>A research team asked three- to five-year-olds if they could identify various advertising logos.</p><p></p><p>It turns out the young children who could easily ID things like “golden arches,” "silly rabbits,” and “a king’s crown,” were more likely to have higher body mass indexes.</p><p></p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:43:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 18190 at http://michiganradio.org Study: The better a child can ID a fast food logo the more likely they are overweight Fast-food workers file class-action lawsuits against McDonald's in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/fast-food-workers-file-class-action-lawsuits-against-mcdonalds-michigan <p>McDonald's is being sued for allegedly stealing the wages of fast-food workers in Michigan.</p><p></p><p>The lawsuits allege workers at 21 McDonald's restaurants in Detroit are forced to pay for their own uniforms and work off the clock.</p><p></p><p>“These unlawful practices have flourished in part because most of the workers are so financially vulnerable that they are afraid to lodge the claims on their own behalf,” says attorney Joe Sellers, who’s handling similar lawsuits in California and New York.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:34:08 +0000 Steve Carmody 16848 at http://michiganradio.org Fast-food workers file class-action lawsuits against McDonald's in Michigan Michigan fast-food workers demand $15 dollars an hour http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-fast-food-workers-demand-15-dollars-hour <p><a href="http://detroit15.org/">Fast-food workers </a>in Flint, Detroit, Pontiac, Lansing and other Michigan cities hit the picket lines today.</p><p>They are demanding a big increase in the minimum wage.</p><p>In Lansing, a small group of protesters chanted and waved signs outside a Pizza Hut. &nbsp;</p><p>Tina Ervin has worked at the pizza joint for the past year. She says she’s having a hard time supporting herself and her three children on $7.40 an hour. Ervin is hopeful the national campaign to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour will succeed.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:56:10 +0000 Steve Carmody 15553 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan fast-food workers demand $15 dollars an hour Should fast food workers make more than minimum wage? Moo Cluck Moo says yes http://michiganradio.org/post/should-fast-food-workers-make-more-minimum-wage-moo-cluck-moo-says-yes <p>The push by fast food workers to make more than minimum wage has swept across the nation. It's raised the question: can fast-food restaurants pay their workers more than the $7.40 an hour minimum wage? If they do, will they last? Is it sustainable?</p><p>At the fast food restaurant Moo Cluck Moo, the answer is yes.</p><p>Moo Cluck Moo serves up burgers, chicken, shakes in Dearborn Heights in Wayne County.&nbsp; And starting wages at Moo Cluck Moo are $12.00 an hour.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:18:13 +0000 Stateside Staff 14381 at http://michiganradio.org Should fast food workers make more than minimum wage? Moo Cluck Moo says yes Calls to raise minimum wage return with Labor Day http://michiganradio.org/post/calls-raise-minimum-wage-return-labor-day <p>DETROIT (AP) - A call to raise the minimum wage has returned in the run-up to Labor Day.<br><br>It's come in the form of worker rallies and a report finding Michigan ranks second-to-worst among states for wage growth during the past 30 years.<br><br>Fast-food workers in Detroit, Flint, Lansing and elsewhere protested Thursday demanding higher wages. They seek $15 an hour - more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25.<br> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 21:11:00 +0000 The Associated Press 14226 at http://michiganradio.org Calls to raise minimum wage return with Labor Day In this morning's news: School safety drills, unconstitutional tracking tech, minimum wage protests http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-news-school-safety-drills-unconstitutional-tracking-tech-minimum-wage-protests <p><strong>Safety drills in schools are being ignored</strong></p><p>Under a proposal in Lansing, schools would be forced to <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/state-police-lawmakers-look-crack-down-schools-ignore-emergency-drill-rules">report when and how emergency safety drills are conducted</a>. As Michigan Public Radio’s Jake Neher reports, state police officials say too many schools are ignoring laws meant to ensure school safety. The reports would have to be posted on schools’ web sites whenever they conduct a safety drill.</p><p><strong>Tracking by cell phone GPS could become a felony</strong></p><p>Another piece of legislation in Lansing would make it a felony for police officers to track someone by GPS in their cell phone without a warrant. The US Supreme Court ruled last year that the practice is unconstitutional. Democratic state Representative Jeff Irwin says the legislation is necessary to make sure law enforcement agencies are held accountable for such actions.</p><p><strong>Fast food workers protesting in Detroit and Flint</strong></p><p>Workers at some fast food chains in Detroit and Flint are expected to<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/fast-food-workers-expected-strike-flint-detroit-today"> walk off the job as part of a protest for higher wages</a> today. They want to be paid fifteen dollars an hour. Michigan’s current minimum wage is $7.40. The strike is expected to affect some McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy’s and other fast food restaurants.</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:38:01 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13727 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's news: School safety drills, unconstitutional tracking tech, minimum wage protests Fast food workers expected to strike in Flint & Detroit today http://michiganradio.org/post/fast-food-workers-expected-strike-flint-detroit-today <p>It may be difficult to get a fast food hamburger in parts of Detroit and Flint later today.</p><p>Workers at some fast food chains in six cities, including the two in Michigan, are expected to walk off the job as part of a protest for higher wages.</p><p>They want to be paid $15 an hour. Michigan’s current minimum wage is $7.40.</p><p>Claudette Wilson is a member of Detroit–15,&nbsp; a group that advocates for a higher wage for fast food workers. Wilson defended raising fast food worker wages at a news conference in Lansing last week.&nbsp;</p><p>“I believe that changing the wage from $7.40 to $15 will provide a better living circumstance for workers that are living in poverty,” says Wilson.</p><p>The strike is expected to affect some McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s and other fast food restaurants.</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 04:45:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 13723 at http://michiganradio.org Fast food workers expected to strike in Flint & Detroit today