by Christopher Freeburn | October 11, 2013 10:26 am
A top McDonald‘s (MCD) executive was interrupted by hecklers while giving a speech this week.
Jeff Stratton, the burger chain operator’s president, was addressing an audience at the Union League Club of Chicago when seven protestors disrupted his remarks. One of the demonstrators was 26-year-old Nancy Salgado, a cashier at a McDonald’s restaurant. Her exchange with the executive was widely reported by news outlets, TheRealNews.com notes.
“Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?” Salgado asked Stratton.
Stratton shot back: “I’ve been there forty years.”
Salgado is a single mother raising two children. She says she has been working at McDonald’s since she was 16 and that her salary is so small that she often has problems keeping a gallon of milk in her refrigerator.
The protestors are part of a labor-union back campaign to force fast food chains to raise wages for restaurant workers to $15 an hour.
Police escorted the protestors out of the event. They were issued tickets for trespassing.
Shares of McDonald’s rose slightly in Friday morning trading.
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