Instead of Paying Livable Wages, McDonald's Directs Its Workers to Apply for Public Assistance

McDonald's, the company that brought its workers the handy McBudget tool, has another way to "help" its low-wage workers: a 1-800 “McResources Line” that is advertised on flyers in many stores.

Designed for employees who need financial, housing, childcare or other help, McResources operators actually direct those who call to apply for public assistance like food stamps and Medicaid. Rather than taking responsibility to pay its workers a wage they can live on, the hotline shows McDonald’s relies on taxpayers to pick up the slack.

Watch what happened when Chicago worker Nancy Salgado, who earns minimum wage after 10 years at McDonald’s, called the McResources hotline:


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