McDonald’s just announced they are increasing pay to an average of $15/hr by 2024…but only in their corporate stores. This means that the raise only applies to SOME WORKERS IN 5% of McDonald’s locations – roughly 650 stores out of nearly 14,000.
McDonald’s announced they’re raising the average pay in their corporate-owned stores to $15 by 2024, but that’s only 5% of US locations. Workers are striking May 19 because we know that @McDonalds can and should pay $15 to every worker NOW!https://t.co/MpOFIRso97 #FightFor15 pic.twitter.com/igIjZCK2w7
— Fight For 15 (@fightfor15) May 13, 2021
McDonald’s “raise” is nothing more than a PR stunt. McDonald’s made $5 billion in corporate profits last year. They can afford to raise pay to $15/hr for every single employee, not just some employees at corporate-owned and operated stores.
Make no mistake: McDonald’s would not have even made this step without years of organizing from workers. And workers are going to keep showing up until EVERY worker wins $15/hr.