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Hamburgled: Raleigh/Durham Workers to Protest Widespread Wage Theft at McDonald’s

Hamburgled: Raleigh/Durham Workers to Protest Widespread Wage Theft at McDonald’s 

Uproar grows after multiple class-action suits allege Golden Arches is stealing employees’ pay

Raleigh, NC – Days after class-action lawsuits claimed McDonald’s is deliberately and systematically stealing employees’ pay, workers and community and faith leaders will protest Tuesday in Raleigh– part of a nationwide series of actions calling on the fast-food giant to stop its illegal wage theft.

The suits in California, Michigan and New York allege McDonald’s is robbing employees by forcing them to work off the clock, shaving hours off their time cards and not paying them overtime, among other practices. They demand McDonald’s, which earned nearly $5.6 billion in profits in 2013, pay back the stolen wages and stop its illegal theft of workers’ pay.

WHO: McDonald’s workers; fast-food workers with wage theft stories of their own; community, labor and faith leaders including Reverend Jimmie Hawkins of Covenant Presbyterian Church and Representative Rosa Gill.

WHAT:  Protest Against Wage Theft at McDonald’s

WHERE:  601 Corporate Center Dr Raleigh, NC

WHEN: Tuesday, March 18 at 12pm