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Negative publicity prompts shutdown of McDonald’s worker resource website

Associated Press

McDonald’s is shutting down a website intended to provide employees with work and life guidance after it generated negative publicity for the company.

Media and labor groups, such as the “Low Pay is Not Okay” campaign that helped organize strikes by fast-food workers, have criticized what the company called its “McResource” program for creating unrealistic budgets and offering advice that was out of touch with its workers’ pay.

Last week, cable television business news channel CNBC reported that the website, which is run by an outside company, discouraged eating fast food as part of its tips for healthy living.

McDonald’s said Thursday that irrelevant or outdated information and content taken out of context from the website generated “unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary.”



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