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McDonald’s workers plan to rally in favor of higher wages, union rights

There could be some trouble brewing today under the golden arches.

McDonald’s announced on Monday they will stop lobbying against the minimum wage. Their decision comes after consistent pressure from their employees over the past seven years.

Even with that announcement, McDonald’s workers across the nation plan to rally during the lunchtime rush. Their point is to let the company know it still isn’t enough with the nationwide “Fight for 15” campaign.

Workers want $15 an hour as well as union rights.

The protests are expected to intensify nationwide during the busy lunchtime rush on Wednesday to get their point across.

Protests have already been announced in cities like Milwaukee, Wisc.; Memphis, Tenn.; Miami and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago; Durham, N.C.; Kansas City, Mo.; Los Angeles and St. Louis.

Companies like Target and Costco have adopted a $15 minimum wage.

Recent government studies indicate about 30 percent of U.S. workers currently are covered by a $15 per hour law.

 

Tim Griffin

Tim Griffin

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