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  • N2Doc (9391 posts)
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    After Disney, Amazon wage hikes, Bernie Sanders targets McDonald's

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) is taking aim at McDonald’s after Amazon announced this week that it would raise its companywide minimum wage to $15 per hour, following months of pressure from Sanders and other progressives.

    In a letter to McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook, Sanders points to conversations he has had with company employees who he says struggle to make ends meet while working full-time for the fast food giant.

    “Today McDonald’s pays wages that are so low many of its workers need Food Stamps, Medicaid, and public housing to survive,” Sanders wrote in the letter. “According to one study, the U.S. taxpayer is subsidizing the low pay at McDonald’s to the tune of $1.2 billion a year. In my view that is unacceptable.”

    Sanders added that as a leader of the fast food industry, McDonald’s could set an example for other chains by being the first major chain to raise wages to $15 per hour companywide. He added that the chain also must do more to respect employees’ demands for a union.

     

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    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/409909-after-disney-amazon-wage-hikes-sanders-targets-mcdonalds

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  • leftcoastmountains (5581 posts)
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    1. He hasn't finished with Amazon whether he knows it or not. I'm not impressed

    anymore. Bernie is having his own dog and pony show. He’s getting the press but it’s more BS.

    #CalExit #RunBernieRun!!!
    • N2Doc (9391 posts)
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      2. Who else has done better?

      Really, please tell me which US politician has managed to do better at getting companies to raise wages this Century?

      "But nothing ever changes unless there's some pain" - Tears For Fears "Goodnight Song"
      • leftcoastmountains (5581 posts)
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        3. I'm pissed off because I feel Bezos has pulled a fast one on Bernie. I even went

        to Bernie’s Facebook page and told him to call out Bezos. It doesn’t look good. Bernie looks like a country bumpkin and city slicker Bezos is laughing all the way to the bank. That is what I said on Bernie’s FB. Whether anybody will read it, hell probably not. A lot of other people were  discussing  what Bezos really did on that FB page. What difference does it make if in reality it doesn’t make any difference? Dems have been doing the bait and switch forever. I don’t want Bernie tainted by that crap! If all the companies could raise wages without really raising wages, they would do it.

        #CalExit #RunBernieRun!!!