If You Thought Working at McDonald's Was Tough for American Citizens...

February 20, 2014

...It doesn't compare to the nightmare that cultural exchange workers at a Pennsylvania McDonald's franchise were subjected to before going on strike last year.  As previously reported, the workers were subjected to 25-hour shifts without overtime pay, substandard housing, including sleeping in franchisee Andy Cheung's basement, and repeated threats toward any workers who complained. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the details of the settlement between Cheung and the workers, with more than $200,000 in damages and back pay to be paid to nearly 300 workers. 

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