Protesters call from higher wages, target McDonald’s

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CHICAGO — Across the city Thursday, protesters called for pay of $15 an hour and a union as part of an ongoing push targeting the McDonald’s

Chicago’s rally started around 6:15 a.m. today at the McDonald’s located at 2425 E. 79th Street on the city’s South Side.

At one of the busiest intersections on the far north side, protesters sat down in the middle of Sheridan and Hollywood  and shut down traffic on Lake Shore Drive for a time.

Among the crowd were fast food workers, part-time warehouse workers and adjunct professors.

Fast food giant Oak Brook, Illinois based McDonald’s Corporation was one of the targets today.

Chicago is one of the 300 cities worldwide where strikes and protests were scheduled.

The Fight for $15 campaign for a $15 minimum wage has become a regular pretax day protest on behalf of low wage workers.

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