McDonald’s CEO Donald Thompson named Scrooge of the Year

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SCROOGE OF THE YEAR: McDonald’s richly compensated CEO Donald Thompson, who pays his workers minimum wage, was elected Scrooge of the Year in St. Louis Jobs with Justice’s annual “Scrooge of the Year” election for best exemplifying the spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge.
SCROOGE OF THE YEAR: McDonald’s richly compensated CEO Donald Thompson, who pays his workers minimum wage, was elected Scrooge of the Year in St. Louis Jobs with Justice’s annual “Scrooge of the Year” election for best exemplifying the spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge.

McDonald's CEO Donald Thompson, nominated by the St. Louis Organizing Committee and the “St. Louis Can't Survive on $7.35” campaign, was elected Scrooge of the Year for 2013 in St. Louis Jobs with Justice’s annual election and “Holiday Party with Attitude” recognizing the greediest, cold-hearted CEO, politician, corporation or 1 percenter who truly exemplifies the Spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge. This year’s party was held at Painters District Council 2 Hall.

Thompson, who received 4,783 votes, was named CEO of McDonald’s in 2012 and, according to Bloomberg Business Week had a total calculated compensation over $13 million.

According to the St Louis Post Dispatch, “McDonald’s posted $1.5 billion in third-quarter profits. Taxpayers paid $1.2 billion last year for public assistance to the McDonald’s workforce. That’s $300 million per quarter, a 20 percent contribution to the company’s bottom line.”

Despite the company’s record profitability, McDonald’s workers across the country are still paid minimum wage; subjected to erratic scheduling and irregular hours and are at the whim of managers who care about nothing but the bottom line.

Other nominees and their vote tallies included:

• Mo. Family Support Division Director Alyson Campbell – nominated by Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 6355– 2673 votes

• Senator Roy Blunt – nominated by Young Activists United-St. Louis 576
votes.

• Senator Ted Cruz )
– nominated by A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI), St. Louis 183
votes

• Rex Sinquefield 
– nominated by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom115
votes.

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