McDonalds workers filed a civil rights lawsuit after three Virginia stores fired a total of 17 minority staff members in May. Workers say that they were told by supervisors that there were "too many black people" working at the franchises. In the complaint, workers said store managers told them at the time that it was "too dark" in the restaurants and that they "need to get the ghetto out of the store."
Fired McDonald’s workers say they were dismissed for being minorities - Washington Post
Target announced it would close its Canadian branch in the next four months laying off their 17,600 employees. But before the big announcement, last spring Canadian Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel took home a total of $61 million in U.S. dollars after leaving his post, which is more than the fund setup to pay all 17, 600 Target employees ($56 million in U.S. dollars) over the last four months.
Target CEO's Golden Handshake Pretty Much Matches The One For All 17,600 Canadian Employees - Huffington Post Canada
The Republican party seems to be finally acknowledging income inequality. At a closed-door meeting last week, Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell encouraged Republican members to refocus policy on the stagnant middle class. Republicans have already been acknowledging a wealth gap showing a significant change in messaging.
Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus - New York Times