Suit: McDonald's wages put on costly debit card

AP News
Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:30 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Would you like fees with that?

A Pennsylvania woman wants just the beef, not the fees she says she'll be charged to get her McDonald's wages from a debit card.

Single mom Natalie Gunshannon has filed suit over bank fees that allegedly include $1.00 to check her balance, $1.50 to withdraw cash and $15 to replace a lost card.

The 27-year-old Gunshannon, who lives near Wilkes-Barre, says the JPMorgan Chase payroll card was her only payment option.

Her suit names franchise owners Albert and Carol Mueller, who employ about 800 people at 16 McDonald's restaurants in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Gunshannon's lawyer, Michael Cefalo, says employers and banks are "squeezing the most vulnerable" workers.

The Muellers' spokeswoman had no immediate comment. A message left with JPMorgan Chase on Tuesday was not immediately returned.