McDonald's Workers in Three States Sue for Wage Theft
- McDonald's compels workers to punch out, but continue working
- McDonald's reduces hours reported on time cards
- McDonald's denies workers overtime pay they otherwise have earned
In all fairness, analysis of the lawsuit indicates that the plaintiffs are conducting a fishing expedition to uncover evidence of wrong doing by the fast food giant. Workers have been staging a symbolic revolt over the past several months to compel the company to pay them a higher wage than the minimum. Their objective is to earn a "living" wage to enjoy an improved standard of living while not necessarily improving the worth of the technical skills they offer their employers.
The higher-wage demanding workers are represented by the firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll which has extensive experience in class action lawsuits. The firm has a reputation for taking on cases that have a reasonable expectation of shaking down employers.