McDonald's Owner to Workers: Vote GOP!

Note in paycheck underscores candidates who will 'help our business grow'
By Aaron Cowan,  Newser User
Posted Oct 29, 2010 7:49 PM CDT Posted Oct 29, 2010 7:49 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Oct 30, 2010 6:22 AM CDT
McDonalds Owner Says Vote Republican Or Else
McDonald's employees in Ohio got a little unexpected political education in their paychecks.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – A McDonald's in Canton, Ohio, inserted handbills in employee paychecks that helpfully recommended GOP candidates who will "help our business grow in the future"—implying lower wages and benefits if Republicans lose in upcoming elections on Tuesday. A local attorney says the document violates Ohio election law, reports Huffington Post, and has turned it over to prosecutors. Franchisee Paul Siegfried has since apologized for the action, calling it "an error of judgment."

"The handbill endorses candidates who have in essence pledged to roll back the minimum wage and eviscerate the safety net that protects the most vulnerable members of our workforce," notes the attorney. Those candidates recommended in the handbill include Republicans John Kasich, Rob Portman, and Jim Renacci. Read the full article. (Read more McDonald's stories.)

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