McDonald's Sued Over Paying Workers With Fee-Laden Debit Cards


In a handful of cities, some fast-food workers have protested in recent months, agitating to have their pay nearly doubled to $15 an hour. But Natalie Gunshannon wasn't one of them. A McDonald's worker at Shavertown, Pa., just 24 miles from Scranton, she says that she initiated a class-action lawsuit against the McDonald's franchise for a simple reason: "I am looking for the pay I am owed."

Hired on April 24, Gunshannon discovered that the Shavertown McDonald's franchise pays workers only with JPMorgan Chase debit cards -- and requires workers to cover the debit fees, according to a report by, a local news outlet.