Issued May 20, 2022

BREAKING: McDonald’s Hit With Record $1.16B Fine For Tax Avoidance in France

In response to news that McDonald’s has been hit with a record €1.1B ($1.16B) fine for tax avoidance in France, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement:

McDonald’s relies on a business model that exploits stakeholders across its system—from workers to taxpayers to consumers to franchisees. This historic fine by the French government is proof time is past for McDonald’s to become a responsible corporation that engages with workers and others instead of wringing every last ounce of profit from them. With our union partners across the globe, we are determined to continue our support of workers’ and others’ efforts to push McDonald’s to use its overwhelming power to be a force for good instead of drive a global race to the bottom.