McDonald’s has offered its lowest-paid employees a smaller pay hike than they had hoped for. Does voluntarily paying someone more count as a moral obligation, an act of charity, or (in some cases) a strategic necessity? >>>
…By Thursday morning, those hopes had deflated. Ms. Andino, who earns $8.75 an hour, the minimum wage in New York State, quickly learned that McDonald’s was only offering $1 an hour more than that. And the pay increase was only for employees of company-owned stores, not for employees such as Ms. Andino who worked at McDonald’s franchises…..