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Report: McDonald’s helps employees get public assistance

A phone call recording released by the advocacy group Low Pay is Not Okay reveals that McDonald’s offers a service that helps employees obtain food stamps and other forms of public assistance.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV/CNN) – A phone call recording released by the advocacy group Low Pay is Not Okay reveals that McDonald’s offers a service that helps employees obtain food stamps and other forms of public assistance.

CNN says it reviewed the recording.

During the phone call, McDonald’s employee Nancy Salgado asks a “McResources” representative to help her obtain assistance with a heating bill, groceries, and her sister’s medical bill.

Salgado has worked at a Chicago McDonald’s for 10 years. She makes $8.25 an hour.

The operator directed her to a number of resources, including food pantries and Medicaid.

The McResources news emerged after a report found that more than half of fast-food workers must rely on public assistance, which costs taxpayers $7 billion a year.

According to CNN, McDonald’s did not return a request for comment.

For more details, visit CNNMoney.com.

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