Turn up the Heat and Fight Against Poverty Wages!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

If you missed it, over 2,000 protesters were at the McDonalds headquarters yesterday to express their frustration with the McDonalds corporation during their annual shareholder meeting. Close to 140 people were arrested, including Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). "It's time for the McDonald's Corporation...to stop pretending that it can't boost pay for the people who make and serve their food," said Mary Kay.

McDonald's workers protest low wages, more than 100 arrested - Reuters

And it's no surprise why these workers are upset. McDonalds CEO Donald Thompson took home $9 million last year. The majority of the McDonalds workers make around minimum wage and have to rely on government assistance. The reality is that wages continue to stay stagnant. The federal government has subsidized the wages of people working for a large and profitable company like McDonalds for too long.

Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century - Huffington Post

The heat is cranked high on McDonalds. People working to support their families on minimum wage have had enough! It's not right that McDonalds is profiting off their own poor labor standards. Protesters were outside the McDonalds headquarters to elevate the companies pay practices. Police barricaded the entrance and McDonalds told their employees at their corporate headquarters to stay home.

Protesters turn up the heat on McDonald's - Money Watch

 

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