Dear MoveOn member,
I'm Barbara Fisher, a Dunkin' Donuts employee and member of the organization Fight for $15, and I started a petition to Congress, which says:
I work at Dunkin' Donuts—and our bosses steal from us.
Not at gunpoint. They skip overtime payments—or simply erase hours from our checks.1
If I took $20 from the till, they'd fire me—or even call the police. When they take it straight off of our paychecks? Nothing. It's illegal, but it happens every day to thousands of workers across the country.
Right now, we have a huge opportunity to end these illegal pay practices. Congress just introduced a bill cracking down on employers that steal from workers like me, and they need to hear from us that this is an urgent problem.2
—Barbara Fisher, Fight for $15
1. "Survey: Almost 90% of fast-food workers allege wage theft," Chicago Tribune, April 1, 2014
2. "Lawmakers Want To Crack Down On Bosses Who Steal Money From Their Workers," ThinkProgress, March 16, 2016
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