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Super-Sized Settlement: 1,600 NYC McDonald’s Workers Will Receive $500,000 in Back Pay

Super-Sized Settlement: 1,600 NYC McDonald’s Workers Will Receive $500,000 in Back Pay
The Huffington Post reports that the state of New York has reached an agreement with the owner of seven Manhattan McDonald’s locations that will result in 1,600 current and former employees receiving a combined $500,000 in back pay. An investigation by the Labor Bureau found that workers were not properly compensated for uniform costs, did not receive overtime for shifts lasting more than 10 hours, and were routinely forced to perform duties off the clock.
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Bawling on a Budget: McDonald’s Suggested Employee Spending Plan Highlights Need for Minimum Wage Boost

Bawling on a Budget: McDonald’s Suggested Employee Spending Plan Highlights Need for Minimum Wage Boost
In a delicious turn of terrible-for-us events, a website created by McDonald’s to help its employees create a monthly budget may have just become the prime example of how difficult it is to live off a minimum wage paycheck. Step #1: Get a second full-time minimum wage job. Seriously.
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Fee'd Me: NY AG to Investigate Use of 'Payroll Cards' that Depress Already Low Take-Home Pay

Fee'd Me: NY AG to Investigate Use of 'Payroll Cards' that Depress Already Low Take-Home Pay
Some of the companies being probed say they provide this service as an option for workers without a bank account. But recent complaints filed with the NY AG's office indicate that workers fear retaliation if they opt out.
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Chaz Bolte
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Attention Big Mac Customers: NYC Workers Demand $15 Wage and Union Rights

Attention Big Mac Customers: NYC Workers Demand $15 Wage and Union Rights
Over 400 food workers at more than 50 fast food locations in New York City went on a surprise strike Thursday demanding higher wages and the ability to unionize without retaliation. Wages of $15 an hour are being sought. Workers are being assisted in their organizing by Fast Food Forward, a campaign created by New York Communities for Change. Workers’ desire to organize has been met with retaliation and even termination. In late November, New York workers staged their first strike, but now many workers who were afraid to take action at the time appear willing to join.
This is the second action of its kind by fast food workers in the city, but this effort appears to feature much larger numbers and may cause store closures.
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