Protesters Shut Down McDonald’s HQ – And They’ll be Back on Thursday

It’s unclear yet if groups demonstrating for higher pay for fast-food workers are gaining ground in the national debate over minimum wages. But they’ve certainly managed to cause headaches for McDonald’s Corp.

On Wednesday the world’s largest restaurant chain closed one of its headquarters buildings in Oakbrook, Ill. and asked employees there to work from home in response to protests. McDonald’s kept four other buildings on its campus open, but the closed building houses about 2,000 of the headquarters’ 3,200 employees. The Oak Brook Police Department said it arrested about 100 demonstrators for criminal trespassing after they marched on to McDonald’s campus.

Wall Street Journal
Annie Gasparro
21 May 2014
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