By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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The rest are owned by franchisees, who set pay in their fast food restaurants.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff