McDonald's Helpline Advises Workers To Apply For Welfare Benefits

See what happens when Nancy, a Chicagoland McDonald’s employee, calls the McResources “help” line.

In this video from Low Pay is Not OK, we hear some of a recorded conversation between a ten-year McDonald's employee and the company's "McResources" helpline for employees in financial trouble. Nancy, the employee, explains that she can't make ends meet for her family on her McDonald's pay, and the company representative counsels her to enroll in federally funded welfare programs (low-paid fast-food employees account for $7B in welfare payments) to help her eat and get medical care.

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