Sign the petition: Tell McDonalds' to stop stealing from workers' paychecks

The email below is from Amanda Weninghoff, a CREDO activist who works at McDonald's in Kansas City, Missouri. Amanda started a petition on CREDO Mobilize, where activists can launch their own campaigns for progressive change. Will you help Amanda pressure McDonald's to make sure every employee receives the legal wage they deserve. by signing her petition and sharing it with your friends and family?

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Tell McDonald's: Stop stealing from workers' paychecks.

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Dear 5849376,

You probably know that McDonald's and other fast food chains don't pay us enough to make ends meet. You know what's worse? When they steal from us on top of that.

They call it wage theft but I call it getting robbed on the job when we are forced to work off the clock or denied breaks during long shifts.

We have to speak out now to stop it. That's why I started my own campaign on, which allows activists to start their own petitions. My petition, which is to McDonald's Corporation, says the following:

I call on McDonald's to pay all employees the wage they deserve – and ensure that no employee is having their pay withheld illegally. No one deserves to be robbed by their boss – it's time to make sure every McDonald's employee receives the legal wage they deserve.

Tell McDonald's: Guarantee every employee is paid the legal wage they deserve.

When I was living out of my car in the parking lot of the very McDonald's where I worked, I was also a victim of wage theft. It's so infuriating to see it's happening to other workers across the country, but it's not surprising.

A new poll found that 89% of fast food workers say it happens to them. How many fall short of paying rent or can't afford groceries because they weren't paid overtime or were made to work off the clock? Even one is too many.

If we stole $20 from the cash register, we'd be fired and our employers would not hesitate to call the cops. If McDonald's and the other big chains steal thousands from their employees, they get away with it and corporate executives might even see a bonus. That's why workers in New York, California, and Michigan brought lawsuits against McDonald's – charging that they have been forced to work hours off the clock and have been refused overtime.

Illegal pay practices abound in the fast food business – and they can mean the difference in keeping food on the table for our families.

Help us send McDonald's a message it can't ignore. Let the company know you have our backs.

Will you join me and add your name to my petition to McDonald's to demand it take action and guarantee that employees are paid the legal wages they deserve?

Thank you for your support.

Amanda Weninghoff

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