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Thursday, October 24, 2013

McOutrage: poverty wages, $30m corporate jet

By Isaiah J. Poole

McDonald’s says it can’t afford to pay her and the company’s more than 700,000 other American nonmanagement employees a wage that would lift them above the poverty line. What McDonald’s Corp. can afford to do, though, is buy itself a new corporate jet. 
That’s right. Bloomberg News reported earlier this week that McDonald’s Corp. has purchased for the use of its executives a Bombardier Challenger 605, a 12-seat plane that goes for between $27 million and $35 million ... Meanwhile ... other McDonald’s employees have been offered a “McResources” telephone help line to call that offers them helpful advice if they are having problems meeting their expenses on their minimum-wage McPaycheck. 
The advice: Sign up for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“food stamp”) benefits and Medicaid ... it is criminal that CEOs of corporations like McDonald’s pay their full-time workers wages that keep them below the poverty line.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This company hires many people, pays a lot in taxes, and does not fly a pet dog around in a private plane with caretakers like "Bo" the President's dog.

The company also provides food that is widely loved.

The company is good for public relations in the whole world. sf