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SDCTA’s report ignores the real needs of hundreds of thousands of hard-working San Diegans

Statement from Clare Crawford, Executive Director, Center on Policy Initiatives:

The “Minimum Wage & Poverty” report presented by the San Diego County Taxpayer’s Association is riddled with inconsistencies and assertions that are not backed by data, and it ignores the real needs of hundreds of thousands of hard-working San Diegans.

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We Are the 89%: San Diego Fast-Food Employees and Religious Leaders Take Action Against Wage Theft

Outrage grows as new poll shows stealing from employees is rampant industry wide

San Diego – Fast-food employees and community and faith leaders took action Thursday against systemic and illegal wage theft in the industry—just days after the first-ever national poll of fast-food employees showed companies like McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s are stealing money from 89 percent of their employees.

The action comes as two former McDonald’s managers spoke out for the first time about how they were forced to steal from employees’ checks. In a video made public Tuesday, the managers talk about how they shaved time off of employees’ schedules, among other practices, so they wouldn’t “blow labor,” or spend more than they were supposed to, on employees.

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We Are the 89%: San Diego Fast-Food Workers Hit by Wage Theft to Hold Action

Outrage grows as new poll shows stealing from employees is rampant industry wide 

San Diego – Fast-food workers and community and faith leaders will hold an action Thursday against systemic and illegal wage theft in the industry—just days after the first-ever national poll of fast-food workers showed companies like McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s are stealing money from 89 percent of their employees.

The action comes as two former McDonald’s managers speak out for the first time about how they were forced to steal from workers’ checks. In a video made public Tuesday, the managers talk about how they shaved time off of workers schedules, among other practices, so they wouldn't “blow labor,” or spend more than they were supposed to, on workers.

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Somos el 89%: Trabajadores de comida rápida enfrentando robo de salarios realizarán acción en San Diego

Crece indignación mientras una nueva encuesta muestra que el robo a los empleados prolifera por toda la industria

San Diego – Trabajadores de comida rápida y líderes comunitarios y de fe realizarán una acción el jueves contra el sistémico e ilegal robo de salarios dentro de la industria – días después de que la primera encuesta nacional en la historia de trabajadores de comida rápida mostró que compañías como McDonald’s, Burger King y Wendy’s están robando dinero de 89%de sus empleados.

La acción viene después de que dos ex gerentes de McDonald’s hablaron por primera vez acerca de cómo fueron obligados a robar de los cheques de los empleados. En un video hecho público el martes, los gerentes explicaron como recortaron horas de los horarios de los trabajadores, entre otras prácticas, para que no gastaran más de lo asignado en trabajadores.

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Hamburgled: San Diegans Speak Out Against Widespread Wage Theft at McDonald’s

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

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

Holding signs that read “McDonald’s Steals Wages Not Lovin’ It”, San Diego supporters demanded McDonald’s stop its illegal theft of workers’ pay. Workers spoke of the company forcing them to work off the clock and work through breaks. The Employee Rights Center, Interfaith Center for Worker Justice and the Center on Policy Initiatives joined with the local “Fight for 15” to bring light to this issue that keeps hard-working San Diegans in poverty.

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