We’ve heard a lot about the 99% and the 1% over the last few years. Now, meet the 89%.
That’s how many fast-food workers reported dealing with wage theft on the job.
Earlier this week, a national poll of fast-food workers revealed that a significant majority of employees at corporations like McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s face this problem on a daily basis.
This survey comes on the heels of revelations from two former McDonald’s managers about being forced to steal from workers using practices that include shaving time off of schedules, editing time sheets and not paying overtime.
Companies like McDonald’s and Burger King makes billions of dollars a year, yet pay their employees starvation wages that are barely enough to put food on the table. On top of that, they are engaging in practices that rob their employees out of their hard-earned money.
In addition to showing that nearly nine out of every 10 fast-food workers experience some form of wage theft, the poll shows:
- 92 percent of Burger King workers, 84 percent of McDonald’s workers and 82 percent of Wendy’s workers are victims of wage theft;
- 60 percent of fast-food workers have experienced three or more different types of wage theft;
- 60 percent of fast-food workers have been required to perform tasks before clocking in or after clocking out;
- 26 percent of fast-food workers have not always been paid time-and-a-half for overtime hours they worked.
Last month, McDonald’s workers in California, Michigan and New York took a stand and filed suit against the company for the wages that were owed them. All across the country, fast-food workers are joining the chorus to take a stand against these practices and fight for higher wages.
Think your boss might be stealing from you? Take the survey at Robbed On the Job to learn more.