Protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union will be at McDonald’s stores around the country Thursday as part of an ongoing push targeting the world’s biggest hamburger chain.
Chicago’s rally started around 6:15 a.m. Thursday at the McDonald’s located at 2425 E. 79th Street on the city’s South Side, and from there, protesters will continue marching east demanding a $15 minimum wage.
Chicago is one of the 300 cities worldwide where strikes and protests are scheduled.
Demonstrators are scheduled to also gather at the Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s, located at 600 N Clark Street, a nursing home on the North Side, a child care center, a public school, a university, a staffing firm, a bank, and billionaire Ken Griffin’s penthouse on Michigan Avenue.
The campaign for a $15 minimum wage has become a regular pretax day protest on behalf of low wage workers.