McDonald’s have decided to raise the amount paid to workers in its Stores. This is aimed at hiring thousands of workers in this tough labor market.
This company has also encouraged its franchisees to also raise wages. They are following similar chains like Darden restaurants and Chipotle. The former announced that by 2023, workers will get $12 every hour, in addition to tips. Also, the latter made it public on Monday that by June ending, worker’s pay will be increased to $15 every hour on average. Recently, Costco, Amazon, as well as other big companies have announced increases in pay.
Benefits and wages for workers in the U.S have increased rapidly as rates of vaccination increase, and employers are making efforts to meet the increasing demand, majorly in restaurants, as well as other businesses.
Chicago-based McDonald’s made it public on Thursday that there will be an increase in hourly wages by 10% in few months to come to $13 every hour, and by 2024, it will increase to $15 every hour. Also, entry workers will earn $11 or more every hour and those of shift managers will reach $15.
An employee at McDonald’s and union organizer, Doneshia Babbit, revealed that:
Clearly, McDonald’s understands that in order to hire and retain talented workers, something needs to change. Now, they’re raising pay for some of us and using fancy math tricks to hide the fact that they’re selling most of us short.Doneshia Babbit
Franchisees own most of the 14,000 McDonald’s locations in the U.S. They are responsible for the payment of their own workers. McDonald’s have therefore requested that these franchised restaurants release their wage data.
Joe Erlinger, the President of McDonald’s in the U.S wrote:
We encourage all of our owner/operators to make this same commitment to their restaurant teams in ways that make the most sense for their community, their people, and their long-term growth.Joe Erlinger