A new survey released by Fight for $15 identified wage theft as a severe issue in industries that earned billions more profit during the pandemic. Especially fast food "essential" workers, some of the first people to be forced to back to work during a massive health crisis (while still being underpaid), are frequently subjected to labor law violations while corporate fat cats continue to line their pockets with profit from the workers' underfunded labor.
85% of survey respondents in California indicated that they experience at least one form of labor violation at their place of employment. Even more shockingly, over 60% indicated experiencing multiple types of wage theft, from insufficient overtime pay and lack of compensation for hours worked entirely.
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In the report, authors assert that part of the fast food franchise model involves cutting corners specifically at the expense of their employees' paychecks. This is unacceptable. Corporations should not be able to skirt their employees' hard-earned wages, especially not in the fast food industry where employees are already severely under compensated and the companies continue to amass wealth.
The Service Employees International Union is currently backing a California bill that would make the state the first in the country to hold corporations accountable for labor law violations that affect fast food employees. The rest of the country should absolutely follow their lead.
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