Workers protest ‘wage theft' at McDonalds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fast food workers hit the streets Tuesday afternoon, protesting what they call “wage theft.”

The group said McDonalds steals from workers by altering their time card, making them work off the clock and pay back register shortages.

One worker we talked to said McDonald’s refused to pay her for 10 hours of work.

“We only make minimum wage and when they’re taking money from our pockets, that’s putting us below the poverty level and we’re struggling to make it as it is,” McDonalds employee Melinda Topel said.

The workers want to be allowed to form a union to fight for them in wage disputes. They’d also like to see the minimum wage increased to $15 an hour.

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