Minimum-Wage Protest May Bring 5,000 to McDonald’s HQ

CHICAGO (Pioneer Press/TNS) -

A group that brought about 2,000 protesters to McDonald’s suburban Chicago headquarters in May 2014 is returning this week.

The Service Employees International Union is holding another demonstration in support of its campaign to increase the minimum wage of “quick service” restaurant employees to $15 per hour. The demonstration is planned to coincide with a meeting of McDonald’s shareholders.

About 5,000 fast-food workers from around the country are expected this time, said Garrett Church, support officer for the police department of Oak Brook, Ill., where the fast-food giant is based.