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Hey @washingtonpost -

Thank you for drawing attention to the massive pay gap at McDonald’s and the poverty wages of its workers!…
Let’s dig into why that is. The CEO-to-worker pay gap at McDonald’s is 3,101 to 1 globally—the largest of any company surveyed.

As I noted in committee, McDonald’s CEO earns $21.8 million *per year*.

The median worker worldwide earns just $7,017.…
Now let’s look at how McDonald's treats its U.S. workers.

In 2015, the company promised to pay workers at least $1 above the local minimum wage. According to their own employees, they broke that promise.…
So how much do they pay?

Per Payscale data (which the Post cites), McDonalds pays $8.31/hr for a “fast food worker.”

That’s $17,285 for a full-time worker who takes no time off—a poverty wage.…
For context, the living wage in the United States was $16.07 in 2017, almost double the average wages of McDonald's fast food workers.…
In fact, just *10 percent* of McDonald’s workers in the U.S. make a living wage.…
And CEO @steveeasterbrook isn’t an outlier. Since 1978, CEO's have seen a 937% increase in earnings.

Workers have have only received an 11.2% increase.…
Millions of workers in the U.S. are struggling just to put food on the table, while McDonald’s CEO makes $21.8 million a year. That’s just wrong.

We need to #RaisetheWage so that no one is the richest country on earth lives in poverty. ✊🏽
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