McDonald's President Jeff Stratton was interrupted during a speech by one of his employees, Nancy Salgado. "Do you think this is fair," she asked, "that I have to be making $8.25 [per hour] when I've worked for McDonald's for 10 years?"
Stratton replied with a full order of annoyance and a side of contempt: "I've been there 40 years." Salgado didn't get an answer, but did get arrested.
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Stratton can afford to pay Salgado and all of his employees a living wage. He'd rather not, though. He'd rather that McDonald's continue its binge of gobbling up oversized profits -- $5.46 billion last year.
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