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Sunday Discussion: Virus With Your Quarter Pounder? Why McDonald’s Needs To Guarantee Paid Sick Leave

One of McDonald’s values is to “invest in all the people our success rests on.” But in the video below, a shift manager at a McDonald’s restaurant in Kansas City, Mo., asks why a company that earned $5.3 billion last year can’t guarantee paid sick leave for all of its workers, especially during the coronavirus outbreak.

And while the relief bill President Trump signed Wednesday night expands paid sick leave, McDonald’s lobbied against parts of the legislation. The new law only guarantees sick leave to 20 percent of private-sector workers — and many of the company’s franchise workers get nothing. Would you want to get your next meal from a restaurant where workers can’t stay home while sick?

On a personal point, this is why I am refusing to eat out anywhere until the Coronavirus pandemic is over.  You just don’t know who is sick with the Coronavirus in the kitchens making the food you get for takeout.  The video is from The New York Times.