More than 100 demonstrators seeking better pay for McDonald’s workers were arrested on Wednesday as protesters swarmed the fast-food chain’s corporate campus near Chicago demanding a minimum wage of $15 an hour and the right to unionize.
The protest against McDonald’s Corp, the world’s biggest restaurant operator by revenue, came a day before a shareholder vote on executive pay, including that of Chief Executive Don Thompson, who earned total compensation of $9.5 million in 2013.
Rallies by low-wage restaurant and retail workers have helped fuel a national debate on pay inequality at a time when many middle- to low-income Americans are struggling to make ends meet.
Jessica Davis, a 25-year-old McDonald’s crew trainer with two children, said Thompson was earning his millions on the backs of working mothers and fathers.
“We need to show McDonald’s that we’re serious and that we’re not backing down,” said Davis, who earns $8.98 per hour at a Chicago McDonald’s.
These aren’t talking points that burger-flippers dream up while they’re pondering politics and economics in their free hours, they’re class warfare instigation tactics by commie labor goons.
Here’s a simple lesson: if you’re company can easily replace you with automation, and is already doing so elsewhere in the world, maybe you should be doing something to get yourself in position for a better job.
Show of hands on how many would rather deal with the touch screen anyway…