| | Apr 8 | food
Citing pressure to cut labor costs, two former McDonald's restaurant managers have admitted publicly to making crew members work without pay. The pair came forward as part of an effort by Fast Food Forward, an advocacy group, to get better pay and working conditions for workers. The Service Employees International Union is supporting the move and has funded the group.
"I, on several occasions, had employees come and work either before their shift or stay after their shift," Kwanza Brooks, a former McDonald's manager for 10 years in Maryland and North Carolina, said in a video produced by Fast Food Forward. "I have had employees literally clock out to work because they were either going into overtime or labor [costs were] getting extremely high."