The demonstration, organized by the workers rights campaigns Fight for 15 and Low Pay is Not OK, is the latest action by low-wage workers who are asking to have their wages raised to $15 an hour and for the right to form a union without retaliation.
“I’ve been working for McDonalds for 10 years and my hourly paycheck is the same now as it was my first day on the job: $7.35,” said Cherri Delisline, a mother of four from Charleston, SC. “It’s not okay for McDonald’s to rake in huge profits but pay us so little we can’t support our families. I went on strike and now I got arrested and I will continue to protest until McDonald’s listens.”
Last month, the Demos think tank published a study which revealed that the fast food industry has the greatest CEO-to-worker pay disparity in the U.S. economy.
Demonstrators shared pictures of the protest and arrests on Twitter:
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