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Mcdonald's Must Pay says Pittsburgh
20-30 people did a mic check in a downtown Pittsburgh Mcdonald's earlier today demanding fair wages and fair labor practices.
This action brought on by 3 Mcdonald's employees who arein this country on a work visa.
The visiting Mcdonald's employees were accompanied by local union members of Fight Back Pittsburgh, The United Steel Workers and SEIU 32BJ, and One Pittsburgh.
Today's mic check spilled into the sidewalk outside of the Smithfield street restaurant, brining the Pittsburgh Police and Allegheny County Sherrifs to the first organized protest requiring police attention for 6 months
The press release is as follows:
Shot by @nunyaman on 3/18/13 in downtown Pittsburgh
University students from around the world have stood up to stop exploitation at Mcdonald's restaurants where they worked in Pennsylvania.
They came to the U.S. as student guest workers on the U.S. State Department's J-1 Summer Work Travel Program, but Mcdonald's turned them into exploited sub-minimum-wage workers.
As few as 4 hours of work a week at $7.25 an hour, with overpriced housing that brought their net pay far below minimum wage
Shifts as long as 25 hours with NO overtime pay.
Being packed into employer owned basement housing up to 8 students to a room.
Threats to cut further hours and suprise home visits to supress complaints
#Mcdonald's must Pay