Statement from McDonalds About Pay Increase

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The following is a statement from McDonalds Corporate headquarters; McDonald s USA Statement on Demonstrations:

The story promoted by the individuals organizing these events does not provide an accurate picture of what it means to work at McDonald's. We respect the strong relationship which exists among McDonald's, our independent operators, and the employees who work in McDonald's restaurants. Our restaurants remain open, with our dedicated employees providing strong service to our customers.

McDonald's aims to offer competitive pay and benefits to our employees. We provide training and professional development for all of those who wish to take advantage of those opportunities. Our history is full of examples of individuals who worked their first job with McDonald's and went on to successful careers both within and outside of McDonald's.

It will be business as usual for us. We respect our employees rights to voice their opinions. Employees who participate in these activities and return to work are welcomed back and scheduled to work their regular shifts as usual. We value our employees well-being and the contributions they make to our restaurants, and thank them for what they do each and every day.

McDonald s does not determine wages set by our more than 3,000 U.S. franchisees. At the restaurants run by McDonald s USA less than 10 percent of the roughly 14,000 we pay salaries that begin at minimum wage but range up from that figure depending on the job and employee s experience level.