April 11, 2014
Robbed on the job?
Two former managers for McDonald’s have spoken up about being ordered to cheat employees out of the pay they had earned.
A new poll released this week found that nearly 90 percent of fast food workers say their bosses are stealing from them, by not paying them for all the work that they do.
Fast-food companies across the country haven’t paid 46% of workers for all the time they put in and the duties they completed, according to the survey.
More than 4 in 10 workers said they weren’t given breaks during long shifts, slightly more than the number who said they had the cost of their uniform deducted from their paycheck.
Other alleged misdeeds: employers paying workers late, asking employees to wait before cashing their paychecks or forcing cashiers to pay up if the cash register’s contents don’t match records.
The majority of workers included in the survey said they had experienced three or more forms of wage theft. Eight in 10 said they consider their working conditions to be just fair or poor — the same percentage as in Los Angeles, where nearly one-third of respondents said they work two or more jobs.
Most employees think their companies could afford to improve the situation, according to the survey.
Here are two things you can do about fast food wage theft
1. Don’t let McDonald’s get away with stealing workers wages – share this video!
2. Join the call for McDonald’s to make sure every employee gets paid the wages they have earned and deserved. Sign this petition!