CHICAGO (CBS)– Some McDonald’s employees plan to go on strike Wednesday, demanding a minimum wage of $15 an hour.
The employees working as cooks and cashiers are set to gather at Union Park, then march to a rally at noon outside of the company’s West Loop headquarters.READ MORE: Alphonso Joyner, 23, Charged With Shooting And Killing 71-Year-Old Woom Sing Tse In Broad Daylight In Chinatown
The McDonald’s workers say a $15 an hour wage would solve a nationwide hiring crunch. They’ve been fighting for the increase for several years.READ MORE: 2 Seniors Killed, Driver Critically Injured In Crash Outside Midlothian Driver's Service Facility
The strike comes one day before the McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting.
Last week, McDonald’s announced it will raise its minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour at company-owned stores by 2024. But that only impacts 5% of McDonald’s locations nationwide.MORE NEWS: Authorities Hold Webinar, Reveal Top Cars Being Stolen In Chicago Carjackings
The rest are owned by franchisees, who set pay in their fast food restaurants.