McDonald’s Tells Employees They Must Vote Republican For Raises

ronaldmcdonaldWhoops, turns out it’s actually illegal to bribe/threaten your employees into voting the way your company wants. ThinkProgress writes:

This election season, a local McDonald’s franchise in Canton, Ohio is telling employees how to keep the company happy: vote Republican. Along with their recent paychecks, employees received a pamphlet on company letter head that stated “if the right people are elected we will be able to continue with raises and benefits at or above our present levels. If others are elected we will not.”

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  • Hadrian999

    just another example of obama and his socialist muslim jihad against
    innocent corporations trying to help their employees…….

  • Hadrian999

    just another example of obama and his socialist muslim jihad against
    innocent corporations trying to help their employees…….

    • Belcat

      It’s funny to hear that line, because it’s bluntly wrong, from this point of view. Obama is only socialist compared to Republicans, compared to most other industrialized countries, he’s still pretty right wing. The “socialized medicine” played right into big business pockets, looking far more right-wing than social left.
      As for Muslim… there’s absolutely no proof of this, down to his birthplace, place of worship, and people around him. But it persists.. because of… republican “truths”?

      • Hadrian999

        i was being sarcastic, and trying to perfect my teaparty-ese been thinking of going undercover for laughs

        • Tuna Ghost

          If only there were a way to write in italics, I think this would happen less.

          But yes, go undercover, get some footage, pull some narc shit and suggest violent action and get everyone arrested. It’s a tried and true method.

          • dumbsaint

            How come we can denote rolling on the floor laughing our asses off on the internet but not sarcasm? Al Gore needs to fix this.

          • Tchoutoye

            You can write in italics, bold etc. using regular html tags.

    • Tchoutoye

      Why can’t Americans understand the difference between a US-style bureaucracy and socialism? Socialism is defined as a system in which workers own the means of production, which is clearly not the intention of Obama. Socialism tends to yield bureaucracies by its nature, but that doesn’t mean that all bureaucracies are therefore socialist. Calling the Wall Street-friendly Obama a socialist is merely a display of wilful ignorance.

  • MoxAmok

    I don’t think it was appropriate for the managers to do this, but I don’t see any threat or bribery. I think if anything the managers are trying to make themselves and their employees more prosperous, though I think they are far too confident in their Republican politicians to cut governmental costs and taxes and promote free trade. Then again, McDonald’s also benefits greatly from government intervention in the form of agricultural subsidies.

  • MoxAmok

    I don’t think it was appropriate for the managers to do this, but I don’t see any threat or bribery. I think if anything the managers are trying to make themselves and their employees more prosperous, though I think they are far too confident in their Republican politicians to cut governmental costs and taxes and promote free trade. Then again, McDonald’s also benefits greatly from government intervention in the form of agricultural subsidies.

    • Hadrian999

      it may look like no big deal but to understand why there has to be such a hard line taken you really have to research how political machines used to work.

      • MoxAmok

        This middle-class McDonald’s manager or franchise owner is certainly no part of the political machine, and with such a vague and condescending comment, I’m inclined to believe that I know more about politics until you prove to me otherwise.

        • Hadrian999

          he may not be part of the political machine, that’s not what I’m referring to
          I mean the historical “machine politics” allowing any employer leverage over worker voting opens a door to the return to that old system

    • Ewop07

      Either you are Retarded, or just one of the most ignorant people on the face of this earth. Can you FUCKING read. The manager broke the law by telling his employees, they will not get a raise not only if they don’t vote for the candidates he approves of, but they wont get a raise if their candidates aren’t elected. “if the right people are elected we will be able to continue with raises and benefits at or above our present levels. If others are elected we will not.” You are a typical brain washed ASS. Go suck Bush’s Dick and be happy!

  • Ironaddict06

    McDonalds, should have left the names off the letter. Otherwise McDonalds is stating a fact that their operating cost is going up due to politicans-)republicans,democrats,or Tea Party). Actually it is too late for the employees vote to make a difference. The time to vote was 2 and 4 years ago. Socialized med. is here&here to stay-atleast in our lifetime. For McDonalds to save millions of $$$ from the new health care system they could have their employees work 29 hours a week or not offer health care at all, and pay the fine. Just to name a few ways. Of course McDonalds will look bad, but this is a business decision.

  • Ironaddict06

    McDonalds, should have left the names off the letter. Otherwise McDonalds is stating a fact that their operating cost is going up due to politicans-)republicans,democrats,or Tea Party). Actually it is too late for the employees vote to make a difference. The time to vote was 2 and 4 years ago. Socialized med. is here&here to stay-atleast in our lifetime. For McDonalds to save millions of $$$ from the new health care system they could have their employees work 29 hours a week or not offer health care at all, and pay the fine. Just to name a few ways. Of course McDonalds will look bad, but this is a business decision.

  • Hadrian999

    it may look like no big deal but to understand why there has to be such a hard line taken you really have to research how political machines used to work.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Lets all at least remember that this was the act of a franchise owner…not the industry itself. The actual lawyers who work for McDs know enough basic election and labor law to prevent an act this stupid…but when a franchise owner with a minimal understanding of the law gets a bug up his butt and thinks he can throw his weight around like the fat kid on the playground…shit like this happens. It should be dealt with in the same time honored way that the aforementioned fat kid is dealt with…beat the everloving crap out of him til he lives in fear of offending again.

    I won’t blame the whole corporation for the actions of a small franchise…but they should strip his rights to act as their franchise owner in that area…reclaim the properties…no refund or paybacks…and that worthless prick should be dragged away in handcuffs and shoved into a cell…preferably with some of that waterboarding his crowd loves so much to determine if he’s being truthful or divulging all the facts in a timely manner, then show trialed and given the death sentence for treason and anti-American activities. Basically…give the douchebag a sweet sweet taste of the conservatard heaven he adores.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Lets all at least remember that this was the act of a franchise owner…not the industry itself. The actual lawyers who work for McDs know enough basic election and labor law to prevent an act this stupid…but when a franchise owner with a minimal understanding of the law gets a bug up his butt and thinks he can throw his weight around like the fat kid on the playground…shit like this happens. It should be dealt with in the same time honored way that the aforementioned fat kid is dealt with…beat the everloving crap out of him til he lives in fear of offending again.

    I won’t blame the whole corporation for the actions of a small franchise…but they should strip his rights to act as their franchise owner in that area…reclaim the properties…no refund or paybacks…and that worthless prick should be dragged away in handcuffs and shoved into a cell…preferably with some of that waterboarding his crowd loves so much to determine if he’s being truthful or divulging all the facts in a timely manner, then show trialed and given the death sentence for treason and anti-American activities. Basically…give the douchebag a sweet sweet taste of the conservatard heaven he adores.

    • Gnarc

      VoxMagi is on the payroll of McDonalds. Enjoy that Happy Meal and your nightly dessert of eating out Ayn Rands filthy philosophy *followed by a Ron Paul rim job*

      • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

        Just working on the fact of the case, ma’am. This only happened at the franchises belonging to one guy, in one state. He has the right to use corporate letterhead for documents…but that doesn’t make a franchise owner the spokesperson for the whole company. I’m all for criticizing this conduct…but lets at least be more accurate than the average GOP member when we critique something.

        That aside…McDs blows chunks. They take a lot of time and effort to transform potential food into garbage. But based on your comments you seem to have missed the loud hints that I despise Ayn Rand and the rest of the conservatards. Try reading the whole comment next time.

      • GoodDoktorBad

        Na-naa… Na-naa naa…..

        What are you like 12 years old? Still kickin’ up dust in the schoolyard?

        Gonna get your big brother after us? Your mama? Run away little boy…..

  • Bob

    that looks like a kiwi cop car

  • Bob

    that looks like a kiwi cop car

  • Belcat

    It’s funny to hear that line, because it’s bluntly wrong, from this point of view. Obama is only socialist compared to Republicans, compared to most other industrialized countries, he’s still pretty right wing. The “socialized medicine” played right into big business pockets, looking far more right-wing than social left.
    As for Muslim… there’s absolutely no proof of this, down to his birthplace, place of worship, and people around him. But it persists.. because of… republican “truths”?

  • Belcat

    There’s got to be some real irony to this. In past history, for the last 100+ years, the wages of workers have risen minimally, if at all, from right-wing sources. On the other hand, left-wing have had a dramatic effect on wages. Too bad voting Democrats is barely voting left-wing, only in comparison to Republican, which are extreme right…

  • Belcat

    There’s got to be some real irony to this. In past history, for the last 100+ years, the wages of workers have risen minimally, if at all, from right-wing sources. On the other hand, left-wing have had a dramatic effect on wages. Too bad voting Democrats is barely voting left-wing, only in comparison to Republican, which are extreme right…

  • Hadrian999

    i was being sarcastic, and trying to perfect my teaparty-ese been thinking of going undercover for laughs

  • Gnarc

    VoxMagi is on the payroll of McDonalds. Enjoy that Happy Meal and your nightly dessert of eating out Ayn Rands filthy philosophy *followed by a Ron Paul rim job*

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Just working on the fact of the case, ma’am. This only happened at the franchises belonging to one guy, in one state. He has the right to use corporate letterhead for documents…but that doesn’t make a franchise owner the spokesperson for the whole company. I’m all for criticizing this conduct…but lets at least be more accurate than the average GOP member when we critique something.

    That aside…McDs blows chunks. They take a lot of time and effort to transform potential food into garbage. But based on your comments you seem to have missed the loud hints that I despise Ayn Rand and the rest of the conservatards. Try reading the whole comment next time.

  • MoxAmok

    This middle-class McDonald’s manager or franchise owner is certainly no part of the political machine, and with such a vague and condescending comment, I’m inclined to believe that I know more about politics until you prove to me otherwise.

  • scott disheartened

    YOU STUPID FUCK AMERICANS.
    8 years to take you to hell while you are in fear of George Bush & crew, and now, after only two years, you are willing to listen to Fox (this is not news) tell you , “Obama put us in the red”. Pres. Clinton went out leaving “Dumb Ass Geo” a huge surplus to ravage anyone making less than $900,000 per annum. All of that surplus is now in the hands of ‘huge’ money and you paranoid dimwits are going to vote in a power that might very well be the end of your democracy!!!

  • scott disheartened

    YOU STUPID FUCK AMERICANS.
    8 years to take you to hell while you are in fear of George Bush & crew, and now, after only two years, you are willing to listen to Fox (this is not news) tell you , “Obama put us in the red”. Pres. Clinton went out leaving “Dumb Ass Geo” a huge surplus to ravage anyone making less than $900,000 per annum. All of that surplus is now in the hands of ‘huge’ money and you paranoid dimwits are going to vote in a power that might very well be the end of your democracy!!!

    • Tuna Ghost

      Yeah you’re right, we should be more like Britain because they’re obviously not fuc——oh wait

    • GoodDoktorBad

      Democracy ended years ago. Where the fuck have you been? Oh yeah, the UK.
      Yeah, were pretty much fucked over here in the colonies. But then, the sun set on your precious empire long ago -or have you forgotten?
      ….and don’t forget your GW Bush croney, that wanker Tony Blair. Seems like certain elements in your country are no better.
      Eat shit, maggot.

      • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

        Sounds like he hasn’t been paying attention to his own countries elections lately…they went from frying pan to fire just a little while ago…and lo and behold…the dismantling of the surveillance state hasn’t manifested yet…if fact…its expanding ;-) I wish him luck with that.

  • Ewop07

    Either you are Retarded, or just one of the most ignorant people on the face of this earth. Can you FUCKING read. The manager broke the law by telling his employees, they will not get a raise not only if they don’t vote for the candidates he approves of, but they wont get a raise if their candidates aren’t elected. “if the right people are elected we will be able to continue with raises and benefits at or above our present levels. If others are elected we will not.” You are a typical brain washed ASS. Go suck Bush’s Dick and be happy!

  • Hadrian999

    he may not be part of the political machine, that’s not what I’m referring to
    I mean the historical “machine politics” allowing any employer leverage over worker voting opens a door to the return to that old system

  • Tuna Ghost

    Yeah you’re right, we should be more like Britain because they’re obviously not fuc——oh wait

  • Tuna Ghost

    If only there were a way to write in italics, I think this would happen less.

    But yes, go undercover, get some footage, pull some narc shit and suggest violent action and get everyone arrested. It’s a tried and true method.

  • Anonymous

    How come we can denote rolling on the floor laughing our asses off on the internet but not sarcasm? Al Gore needs to fix this.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NWC4YOAVGK7JQHS5UM7ZHW5FZM Nathan Willard

    Lets see McDonalds success after this, because I vow to never eat there, and more so because of one franchise owner, all of McDonalds will pay.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NWC4YOAVGK7JQHS5UM7ZHW5FZM Nathan Willard

    Lets see McDonalds success after this, because I vow to never eat there, and more so because of one franchise owner, all of McDonalds will pay.

  • My

    Nothing in that is a bribe.

    • Hadrian999

      yes it was really much more of a threat

  • My

    Nothing in that is a bribe.

  • Anonymous

    Democracy ended years ago. Where the fuck have you been? Oh yeah, the UK.
    Yeah, were pretty much fucked over here in the colonies. But then, the sun set on your precious empire long ago -or have you forgotten?
    ….and don’t forget your GW Bush croney, that wanker Tony Blair. Seems like certain elements in your country are no better.
    Eat shit, maggot.

  • Hadrian999

    yes it was really much more of a threat

  • Anonymous

    Na-naa… Na-naa naa…..

    What are you like 12 years old? Still kickin’ up dust in the schoolyard?

    Gonna get your big brother after us? Your mama? Run away little boy…..

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Sounds like he hasn’t been paying attention to his own countries elections lately…they went from frying pan to fire just a little while ago…and lo and behold…the dismantling of the surveillance state hasn’t manifested yet…if fact…its expanding ;-) I wish him luck with that.

  • Anonymous

    Why can’t Americans understand the difference between a US-style bureaucracy and socialism? Socialism is defined as a system in which workers own the means of production, which is clearly not the intention of Obama. Socialism tends to yield bureaucracies by its nature, but that doesn’t mean that all bureaucracies are therefore socialist. Calling the Wall Street-friendly Obama a socialist is merely a display of wilful ignorance.

  • Anonymous

    You can write in italics, bold etc. using regular html tags.

  • justagirl

    what’s even more disturbing you ask?? he might be the most well known clown on the planet. D:
    i like the crispy chicken sandwitch though. good bun.

  • justagirl

    what’s even more disturbing you ask?? he might be the most well known clown on the planet. D:
    i like the crispy chicken sandwitch though. good bun.