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Fast food workers fight back

Posted By Rob Schofield On March 17, 2014 @ 10:19 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Fast food workers 2 [1]Fast food workers are protesting the rampant wage theft by employers in their industry this week. There will be protests in Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte tomorrow. Check the bottom of this post for details.

This is from the folks at the Southern Workers Organizing Committee:

Workers Speak Out Against McWage Theft

On March 13, workers in 3 states filed a historic class action lawsuit against McDonald’s [2] revealing that McDonald’s — one of the largest corporations in the world — has been committing rampant wage theft against its employees. Whether its forcing workers to work off the clock, not paying workers for overtime, or forcing workers to pay back register shortages out of pocket, fast food workers are getting robbed on the job [3].

On Tuesday, local McDonald’s workers will be coming forward to tell their own stories of having their wages stolen, on top of struggling to survive on poverty wages. Though fast food companies make billions of dollars each year, most only pay most workers the federal minimum of $7.25
Workers across the U.S. are standing up and speaking out to put an end to wage theft, and calling on McDonald’s to raise wages and recognize their union. Earlier this month, McDonald’s reported that because of the strikes and speak outs by workers [4] — and the support they’ve received from the community — that they will likely have to raise wages. Now is the time to keep the pressure on!
TUESDAY, MARCH 18 at 12 noonRALEIGH, NC
12p: McDonald’s – 601 Corporate Center Dr

GREENSBORO, NC
12p: McDonald’s – 617 Green Valley Rd

CHARLOTTE, NC
12p: McDonald’s – 8900 JM Keynes Dr


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[2] workers in 3 states filed a historic class action lawsuit against McDonald’s: http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/breaking_mcdonalds_workers_mount_class_action_suits_in_three_states/

[3] fast food workers are getting robbed on the job: http://robbedonthejob.org/

[4] McDonald’s reported that because of the strikes and speak outs by workers: http://www.salon.com/2014/03/04/mcdonalds_to_sec_strikes_hurt_and_we_might_have_hike_pay/

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