OAK BROOK, IL - Labor organizers and workers are expected to protest outside McDonald's headquarters Wednesday to drive home their demand for pay of $15 an hour and a union for fast-food workers.
The start of the two-day demonstration in Oak Brook, Illinois, comes ahead of the company's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday.
The campaign for pay of $15 an hour and a union began in late 2012 and has involved a range of tactics, including ongoing demonstrations in cities around the country. Earlier this year, McDonald's said it would raise its starting pay for workers to $1 above the local minimum wage. But labor organizers said the move falls short because it only applies to company-owned stores.