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Petitioning CEO, McDonald's Jim Skinner and 6 others

McDonald's: Don't make employees work on Christmas Day

McDonald's is usually only closed one day a year: Christmas Day. As employees, this one day a year is our opportunity to spend time with family and friends. Yet McDonald's has made the decision at the corporate level to open on Christmas Day this year. While some stores are not opening until 11AM on Christmas Day, that opening time still cuts in to our family celebrations. Corporate employees still get Christmas off, but they think it's okay for store employees to have to work on the one holiday we're supposed to have off. We have also been informed that we won't be receiving holiday pay for working on Christmas.

Letter to
CEO, McDonald's  Jim Skinner
Senior Director, McDonald's Global External Communications - Media Relations Heidi Barker
Senior Manager, McDonald's Global External Communications - Media Relations Lisa McComb
and 4 others
Director, U.S. Communications, McDonald's U.S. Media Relations Danya Proud
Manager, U.S. Communications, McDonald's U.S. Media Relations Ashlee Yingling
Manager, McDonald's Global External Communications - Media Relations Becca Hary
Senior Director, McDonald's Global External Communications Lisa Howard
I am disappointed to learn that McDonald's has decided to remain open on Christmas Day this year. Traditionally, Christmas Day has been the one holiday where employees have the day off to spend with their friends and family. I am also disturbed that some employees report that they will not receive holiday pay for working on Christmas. I support McDonald's employees in asking your company to close stores on Christmas to allow all company employees to be able to participate in this national holiday.

Sincerely,