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Wave of fast food strikes hits St. Louis

05/09/13 12:40PM

First New York, then central Pennsylvania, and then Chicago. Now St. Louis is the latest American city to be hit with a strike by non-union fast food workers demanding higher wages and the right to form a union. Over the course of Wednesday and Thursday, over 100 employees at approximately 30 different St. Louis-based restaurants walked off the job, demanding the right to form a union and a raise from Missouri's $7.35 hourly minimum wage to $15 per hour. The strike was organized by an alternative workers' group called the St. read more


#click3: Goats hired for Chicago Airport

05/08/13 09:14PM

The All In with Chris Hayes team puts out a daily call to the Twitter and Facebook communities for the “awesomest things” they encountered on the Internet. 1. To cut costs, Chicago's Department of Aviation has brought in 25 goats to graze on the 120 acres of grass at O'Hare airport. It's economical, good for the environment, and goats are funny. We approve. read more

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is interviewed in his office in Lansing, Mich., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Michigan town shuts schools, lays off all teachers over budget crisis

05/08/13 04:31PM

The academic school year ended early for the 435 public school students of Buena Vista School District in Saginaw, Michigan. As the district's slow-burning budget crisis came to a head, its three schools have been shut down and the entire teaching staff has been laid off. "Our analysis of the District's cash flow demonstrates to us that, absent an extraordinary situation, we will not be able to make payroll for staff on May 24," according to a letter on the school district's official site. read more