Fair Share for Health Care Act

Companies: McDonald's

The Working Families Party (WFP), a community and labor based political party with chapters throughout New York State, launched a campaign against McDonald's for opposing the Fair Share for Health Care Act. The act generally covers businesses with 100 or more workers, requiring them to pay at least $3 per hour on health benefits. The act is expected to save taxpayers $1.2 billion in reduced spending on Medicaid and other public health programs, as well as an additional $465 million in reduced spending on care for the uninsured. According to WFP, an industry front group called the Employment Policies Institute released a study implying that the bill would have a wide range of negative effects. WFP called on citizens to tell McDonald's and the Employment Policies Institute to "get their facts right" on the Fair Share for Health Care Act.

Campaign URL: www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/WFP/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3324