Burger King Buying Tim Horton’s, Will Avoid Paying US Taxes

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 12:12 pm

If you needed another reason to avoid Burger King restaurants, besides the food, there is the recent move by the fast food firm to relocate its corporate headquarters to Canada after acquiring Tim Hortons Inc. for roughly $11 billion. While Burger King Executive Chairman Alex Behring claims the move is “not being driven by tax rates,” the tax benefits for relocating to Canada are considerable which is one of the reasons why so-called tax inversions by US companies have become so common.

 

American Fast Food Workers Organize Nationwide Strike Over Wages

By: Thursday August 29, 2013 8:30 am

Today fast food workers from across the country will strike to demand higher wages. The poorly compensated workers want to form unions in order to collectively bargain for benefits they can live on.

Do an EXTRA Good Deed Today

By: Thursday April 10, 2008 10:45 am

Just about everyone at Firedoglake (except maybe for the occasional troll) does good deeds everyday—just getting the kids dressed and off to school, or not cutting off an aggressive driver in traffic (who really deserves it), is a deed well done.

Tell Congress to vote ‘NO’ on the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. As Jane wrote so well here on Tuesday, Bush and his surrogate mouthpiece George Will are hot for Congress to pass the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

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