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Business Fri Oct 11 2013

Not Loving It: McDonald's Employee Ticketed for Speaking Out

While making an appearance at the Union League Club's First Friday Club, a speaker series designed to "provide a forum for men and women to make a connection between work, faith, values and issues that affect our daily lives," McDonald's CEO Jeff Stratton was confronted by Nancy Salgado, an employee who has worked at McDonald's for over 10 years and still makes $8.25/hour (by comparison, Stratton's predecessor at McDonald's made over $2m annually). Stratton's lone, bumbling reply to Salgado was, "I've been there for 40 years," before having her and several fellow protestors removed and ticketed for criminal trespass. Salgado appeared as part of Fight for 15, a Chicago-based labor group advocating for living wage increases.

 
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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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