McDonald’s Workers Protest Outside Shareholders’ Meeting

“It’s clear they have enough money to pay us”

Inside the Minimum Wage Protests Against McDonald's

More than 1,000 McDonald’s workers protested outside the fast-food chain’s corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., for the second day, calling for higher wages and the right to form a union, while the company held its annual shareholders’ meeting.

“We know this company spent $30 billion over the last 10 years buying back their stock and making money for their investors and shareholders, so it’s clear they have enough money to pay us $15 an hour,” said Terrence Wise, one of the protesters.

The demonstration comes two days after the national campaign for higher wages at McDonald’s, Walmart, and other large employers notched a major victory, when the Los Angeles City Council voted to increase hourly wages to $15 by 2020.