ROCKFORD (WIFR) – The biggest fast food chain in the world is squaring off with some of its employees and today, those workers were out letting their voices be heard.
McDonald’s workers across the country, including the McDonald’s on Riverside in Rockford are protesting their employer for alleged widespread wage theft.
A few supporters came out this morning, holding signs saying that minimum wage is not enough to live on. Workers are accusing the Golden Arches of robbing them by forcing them to work off the clock, shaving hours off their time cards and not paying them overtime.
"We help McDonald's make that money, we earn that money and we work hard at McDonald's. That's why I'm here because I feel like our wages are being stolen and I would like to stand up and fight against that because I don't feel they have the right to do so,” said McDonald’s employee, Jamie Branch.
The protests were in response to six class action lawsuits filed against the fast food corporation in Michigan, California, and New York.