The company's going to pay staff a dollar an hour above minimum wage and for the first time, allow them to accrue up to five days of paid vacation (after they've worked for a year).
According to The Wall Street Journal, McDonald’s will raise pay and offer paid vacation for about 90,000 workers at its 1,500 company-owned U.S. stores. (The announcement doesn’t affect the far larger number of workers at the 14,350 U.S. McDonald’s stores owned by franchisees.) Starting July 1, the chain will pay at least $1 an hour more than the local minimum wage.
Of course, SEIU, which is behind the push for a $15/hour minimum, is unimpressed, although people working in minimum-wage jobs in general aren't offered paid vacation at all. They also note that these concessions apply only to around 10% of employees under the company's brand.
Hey - it beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!