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McDonald Protestors Picket For Better Pay

Thu, 22 May 2014 09:46:57 CDT
By: AP

Several hundred protests are outside McDonald's corporate headquarters in suburban Chicago, continuing the call for a higher wage for workers. Wearing t-shirts that say "good jobs now," they carry signs in English and Spanish with slogans such as "stand up, live better." Fifty-nine-year-old Shawn Dalton came from Pittsburgh to attend the protest that coincides with the company's annual shareholder meeting. Dalton says her daughter is a recent high school graduate who can't afford to go to college right away, so she'll likely wind up earning Pennsylvania's $7.25 an hour minimum wage. She says "That won't get her an apartment, that won't buy a bus pass, that won't buy food. She'll either have to depend on welfare or depend on me."

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