Sanders Response to McDonald’s Wage Increase

DALLAS, April 2 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement in response to fast-food chain McDonald’s decision to raise wages for some of their employees:

“All over this country McDonald’s is paying its workers abysmally low wages. While a 10 percent increase is a step in the right direction, it goes nowhere far enough. I would hope that within the next several years, no worker at McDonald’s will make less than $15 an hour. I applaud all fast-food workers who have stood up and fought for their rights.”