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McDonald's Reviews Wage Theft Claims As Workers In 30 Cities Protest For Overtime Pay

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March 18, 2014 AT 1:43 PM
Customers at a McDonald's outlet in the shadow of New York’s Empire State Building were treated to more than a Big Mac meal at lunchtime on Tuesday. Just before noon, McDonald’s employees and their labor allies streamed into the restaurant, chanting for overtime wages they say the burger giant owes them. “Every nickel, every dime,” shouted a crowd of fast food workers. “We deserve our overtime!” New York Public Advocate Tish James took to the microphone towards the end of Tuesday’s protest to announce the creation of an anonymous hotline allowing fast food workers and other low-wage earners to report theft of their rightful pay. “We will stand by working men and women and make sure their hard earned wages are protected,” James said.