Today more than 100 McDonalds employees were arrested after protesting for increased wages near the fast-food chain’s headquarters in Oak Brook Illinois.
Workers demanded $15 an hour pay and the right to form a union. It all began at one pm local time yesterday, on the eve of McDonald’s Corp.’s shareholder meeting.
At the scene about 2,000 protesters, which included 325 McDonald’s workers in restaurant uniforms, stormed though the company’s campus entrance at Oak Brook, according to the organizers, holding signs that said, “We Are Worth More” and “My Union My Voice.”
32 buses came to the scene full of protestors. They were joined by Service Employees International Union President Mary Kay Henry and William Barber, an official from the NAACP. 110 people were arrested for trespassing.
Other protesters were arrested including McDonald’s workers and 36 community, clergy and labor leaders.