Bigger protests against McDonald’s gather at compensation vote

Hundreds of employees are protesting the wage problems the fast food company has, while shareholders are about to vote on executive compensation

McDonald’s wage problems are no stranger to the media spotlight these days, and the company’s treatment of employees is controversial at best. In 2013, the fast food giant suffered lawsuits by workers who claimed that the company shaved off their hours and improperly compensated them. Earlier this year, the company also got in trouble with 27 plaintiffs who filed seven different lawsuits against it for damages and back pay as they claim they had expenses deducted that ended up putting their earnings below minimum wage. And now, another round of protests is occurring near McDonald’s headquarters including hundreds of workers who call for pay increases. 

These workers call for an approximate doubling of their wages to $15 an hour in addition to the right to unionize, according to Reuters. It quotes Jessica Davis, a 25 year-old crew trainer for the company: “We need to show McDonald's that we're serious and that we're not backing down.” 

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