According to ABC News:
“A former McDonald’s worker in Pennsylvania is suing a franchise owner saying she was required to receive her wages through a debit card that charged fees, resulting in some hourly employees receiving less than minimum wage.
Natalie Gunshannon, a single mother, 27, said she and other workers were paid through a JPMorgan Chase Payroll Card, which has a $1.50 fee for ATM withdrawals, a $10 inactivity fee after 90 days, and a 75 cent online payment fee per transaction and other fees.
‘It’s a violation of the law,’ said Gunshannon’s attorney, Michael Cefalo.
From the action.sumofus.org petition:
“The practice of replacing checks with expensive cards is gaining ground with employers around the country. It’s employee abuse, pure and simple telling workers that they have no choice but to accept unfair charges or go hungry.
But employers are forcing this upon their workers because they think they can get away with it. If consumers band together to punish businesses that engage in this horrendous practice, we can help stop it before it steals wages from more workers.”
Tell McDonald’s to ban the practice of forcing employees into fee-riddled debit cards.”
McDonald’s is rich enough- why are they being stingy with their workers’ already low salaries? It’s unjust.
To sign the petition, go to action.sumofus.org.