fast food workers and advocates for a living wage protested outside a
downtown McDonald’s Thursday morning, demanding that the company stop
mistreating its workers.
Thursday’s protest coincided with
similar demonstrations at McDonald's restaurants in more than 30 countries as part of the National Guestworker Alliance’s global
anti-exploitation campaign against the fast food giant.
Johnson, who has worked at McDonald’s in Chicago for 21 years, said he
has been “exploited” and “disrespected” at the hands of the company.
complained to my boss about a raise, and I told her I’ve been evicted,
and she said, ‘So what? I don’t care,’” Johnson said outside the
McDonald’s at 23 S. Clark St. “So I’m here to fight and stand up for $15
a hour and support guestworkers who have been exploited also.”
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