McDonald’s workers and activists stage second day of protests

by The Daily Lede

  • McDonald’s offers “real careers” and “competitive wages”, CEO Don Thompson told shareholders on Thursday, as hundreds of protesters chanted for better pay outside the fast-food giant’s annual meeting.
  • Thompson told shareholders: “We believe we pay fair and competitive wages.”
  • Thompson said the company offered opportunities to young people, and the training for them to build careers.
  • Protesters call on the company to raise its wages to a minimum of $15 an hour