VOL. 129 | NO. 54 | Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Fast Food Workers Allege ‘Wage Theft’
(Daily News/Andrew J. Breig)
Community leaders and fast-food workers gathered at the McDonald’s restaurant at 2073 Union Ave. on Tuesday to protest what they are calling wage theft at McDonald’s restaurants nationwide. Last week, McDonald’s workers in California, Michigan and New York filed suits against the chain, claiming the company engages in illegal practices to avoid paying them what they’re owed. The violations outlined in the suits aren’t specific to McDonald’s, but lawyers said they targeted the company because it’s an industry leader. McDonald’s said it’s investigating the allegations.