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Milwaukee fast food workers plan "wage theft" protest

McDonald's drive thru lane
McDonald's drive thru lane

MILWAUKEE (WSAU-Wheeler News)  Milwaukee is among 30 U-S cities where fast-food workers plan to protest today against what they call "wage theft." Organizers are targeting McDonald's, which was sued in three states last week. The accusations including docking paychecks for the cost of employee uniforms -- and making workers wait to clock-in, so restaurants can maintain a ratio of labor costs to their revenues.

McDonald's says it's investigating the allegations, and will take appropriate action.

Democrats and unions are among those supporting numerous worker protests over the past year -- part of a campaign for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. President Obama and Wisconsin Democrats are trying to pass bills to jack up the state-and-federal minimum wages from $7.25-an-hour to $10.10. The Wisconsin bill would phase-in the increase over two years -- but from all indications, it will die next month when the state legislative session officially ends.

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