McDonald’s: Stop forcing employees to use fee-laden debit cards to cash their checks (petition)

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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 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


8 thoughts on “McDonald’s: Stop forcing employees to use fee-laden debit cards to cash their checks (petition)

  1. It’s not only unjust, it is confiscatory which violates both state and federal law. It seems as though there is a conspiracy of intent in corporate America to subjugate workers down to the level of indentured servants or slaves. It sickens me.

    • What does confiscatory mean? I looked it up but I still don’t think I understand it, and I want to understand what you mean!

      I do agree that those cards represent corporations wanting to get as much work as possible out of people without paying them much of anything- just like servants or slaves. I’m just surprised that it seems to be getting worse. I guess that’s naive of me.

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