GLENDALE (WITI) — As McDonald’s workers walked off the job on Thursday, December 5th in a protest over low wages, there was a protest of a different kind at a Glendale McDonald’s. This one involved terminated workers demanding their jobs back.
Dozens say they were fired this week after a new owner took over three North Shore McDonald’s restaurants.
“I was one of the employees that was wrongfully let go. We’re not going anywhere. We demand our jobs back,” said a terminated employee.
On Tuesday, December 3rd Robert Pyles identified himself as the new owner of the three McDonald’s restaurants in Glendale, Fox Point and Mequon, who took over after the former owner of those restaurants was indicted and accused of using McDonald’s to fund drug trafficking and money laundering.
Some current employees said they feel there will be repercussions, but joined Thursday’s protest anyway.