Just one day after a major U.S. city hiked its minimum wage to $15 per hour, fast-food workers rallied outside of the McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting in Oak Brook, Illinois, Wednesday to advocate for higher wages.
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The company’s announcement came one day after plans became public for the biggest-ever strikes by fast-food workers with walkouts in 200 cities.