McDonald’s employee helpline suggests food stamps

A worker advocacy group posted audio of a call to the ‘McResource Line.’ McDonald’s says it obviously has been edited and therefore misrepresents the conversation.

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In July, the worker advocacy group Low Pay Is Not OK posted a video that seemed to prove that the company itself didn’t believe it was paying workers a living wage, based on estimates from the budgeting-help website.

On Thursday, the group posted a video to YouTube that included audio of an employee’s call to the “McResource Line,” a service for workers who need financial help, child care, and so on:

The key quote from the line’s operator is this one:

You can ask about things like food pantries. Are you on SNAP? SNAP is Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program—food stamps…you would most likely be eligible for SNAP benefits.

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