Miami Fast Food Workers: New Website Asks "Are You Robbed on the Job?"

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Low Pay is not OK
Protesters converge on a Miami McDonald's to demand better wages.
Fast food workers across America as getting tired of the vast difference between the salaries of the corporate bigwigs and their meager earnings. The difference, by the way, is astounding.

According to a Nerdwallet report, if broken down into an hourly wage, the CEO of McDonald's would earn $9,247 every 60 seconds. Compare that to the average hourly wage of an employee in his ranks, which is $7.73.

See also: Miami Fast-Food Workers to Protest at Miami McDonald's for Fair Wages

To add insult, many giant fast food corporations are now being accused of cheating workers out of hours and pay. Examples of "wage theft" include having workers not report overtime hours or asking them to work without clocking in.

Recently, McDonald's employees in several states have filed class action lawsuits against the restaurant giant, claiming that "illegally underpaid employees by erasing hours from their time cards, not paying overtime, and ordering them to work off the clock," according to the New York Times.

This past Tuesday, fast food workers and supporters took to the streets in multiple cities to protest low hourly pay and demand a fair living wage. In Miami, a group of protesters converged upon a Midtown Miami McDonald's to make the public aware of their plight.

Oscar Rivera, a local Wendy's employee who makes $7.95 an hour, was at the protest. Rivera says that paying rent and utilities, along with sending money to his family in Nicaragua, is a challenge with his paycheck.

The organization Low Pay is Not OK has started a new website, robbedonthejob.org. It's looking for workers who feel they've been victim to "wage theft" and is seeking the support of the community by starting an online petition, asking McDonald's to increase the hourly wage for restaurant employees.

In the meantime, check out what happened at the Miami protest:

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Crystal Anglero
Crystal Anglero

As far as being educated, some of you are not that intelligent, not as much as you may think you are!

Crystal Anglero
Crystal Anglero

It doesn't have to be $15.. And some of you were obviously very blessed and never had to work in a minimum waged job... "Just press a button to cook a burger!" Are you kidding me! How about this you work there for two weeks and then give us all an honest opinion on how freakin easy it is! Especially having to deal with the condescending, patronizing snobs like yourself! Smh... At all of you selfish people!!

Juan Alberto Fernandez
Juan Alberto Fernandez

Australia s minimum wage is equivalent to 15.75 american dollars per hour.Also it was the only economy not effected by the global meltdown.You want the economy to improve follow Australia and Icelands lead.

Daniel Lopez
Daniel Lopez

Full-time employees at any company should make enough to support themselves without requiring government assistance. Otherwise, the government is effectively subsidizing all those businesses that choose to underpay.

Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

What's your point? Does the chimp at the register deserve to make the same as the CEO? Give us a break dudes! The chimp would starve and die if it wasn't for the actions of the CEO. This argument is as old as time......every working stiff THINKS they mean something. And they do, Do your job at your level OR work and study to do it at the next level.

Josi Denise
Josi Denise

If this was correct, you're saying they earn $554,280 hourly, given that, in case you forgot 60 seconds is one minute and there are 60 minutes in an hour........ So the CEO makes over $22 million a week? You know, maybe they are on to something with this whole smarter people getting paid more situation.......... But you know sure, $15 for pressing a button to heat up a hamburger patty.

Josi Denise
Josi Denise

Total math failure. Try again. Did you mean '60 minutes'?

Gregory Michael
Gregory Michael

Anyone who wants the wage to be 15$ is fucking high. If you want ZERO jobs for people with little to no marketable skills they will be replaced with what Tony so nicely provided a picture of. Don't be daft and try to be educated enough to at least consider what you've been taught in remedial economics

Heather Rogerson
Heather Rogerson

Crystal Anglero it does who can live off of $8-9 an hour . Florida lowest wages in all areas ! Make the billionaire corporations pay livable wages instead of tax dollars paying government assistance because they don't make enough for shelter food and private insurance!

Heather Rogerson
Heather Rogerson

I'm a nurse working with CNA s that make a little below that feeding bathing caring for lives !!!! Increase their pay

Dennis Okuniewicz
Dennis Okuniewicz

Get a better job and stop expecting McDonalds to be a career job. You think you deserve $15 an hour to flip a burger? Are you nuts!!

Paula K Purtle
Paula K Purtle

Prices on everything have gone up!! Before the people asked for better wages!!! Think!!

Paula K Purtle
Paula K Purtle

Stop and think!! Prices have gone up A LOT over the last few years! If you expect workers to have transportation, clothes to wear, heathy food to eat, a roof over their head, THEY NEED a living wage!!

Mike Silva
Mike Silva

That number is crazy high, but are they making the assumption this guy works only 40 hours a week? For a CEO, that's laughable.

Brad Terry
Brad Terry

Mcdonalds used to be a place for high school kids to work part time and earn a little cash while picking up some good basic skills. Now adults supporting families have that job.- nuts

Sean Huertas
Sean Huertas

Vocational programs will help. I used to work at a fast food joint got sick of it and enrolled at a vocational program of healthcare career and landed a job with it.

miamitrev2
miamitrev2 topcommenter

The "Occupy" parasites are probably behind this

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

What hits hard here are those that are getting lowballed at their professional jobs. The one's that get hurt by a wage increase for others ? Usually are buying the 49 and 59 cent burgers at McDonalds and that's what they need to be able to feed the family of a 1/2 dozen that they've brought into the world. Where they get screwed is when they buy a soda and or fries.

Danny Onate
Danny Onate

Since when is McDonalds a life time job? pfft

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