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McDonald’s employee arrested for confronting CEO on low wages

mcdonalds-ceo-employee-arrest-wages_siA Chicago woman was arrested late last week after confronting the president of her long-time employer McDonald’s over the low wages she earns as she struggles to raise two young children.

Nancy Salgado, 26, interrupted a speech by McDonald’s Corporation  President Jeff Stratton at the Union League Club of Chicago on  Friday, saying her wages weren’t enough for her to supply her  kids with basic necessities like shoes.
“Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25  [per hour] when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for 10 years?”   Salgado, who claimed never to have received a raise in that time,  said at the gathering as Stratton stood at a podium.
“I’ve been there 40 years,” Stratton replied, the extent  of his response to Salgado.
“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your  employees. How is this possible?” Salgado continued at  Stratton. “To your employees you haven’t done anything.”
She and six other protesters were arrested and given tickets for  trespassing.
The group was part of dozens of McDonald’s workers, supported by  members of the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago, that  attended the Union League Club event as part of the Fight for  15, a campaign that seeks a $15-an-hour wage for fast-food  workers.
Salgado, single mother of children aged two and seven, is a  cashier at a McDonald’s working 30 to 40 hours a week, she told  The Real News. She has worked at her current McDonald’s position  for 10 months, though says she’s worked at various McDonald’s  restaurants since age 16.
“[Stratton] needs to know we are what all the employees at  McDonald’s are going through,” she said Wednesday. “We’re  struggling day-to-day to provide our needs in our houses, things  for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just  the poverty wage.”
Salgado said she was quickly approached by authorities at the  event and told she would be arrested.
“I remember just telling them … because I have to speak out my  mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living  in, that’s just against the law?” she told The Real News.
She said she expects her employer to take some kind of  retaliatory action against her soon.
“There’s nothing going around [yet] that I know of. Would  there be? I had some hours cut off,” she said. “Do I feel  they’re going to do something against me? I do. You know. They  haven’t done anything yet.”
A fair wage to Salgado would be around $15 an hour, she said.
“I love my job. I love interacting with customers. I love  talking with them, even though, like, it means I’m harder, I’m  broken, you know, because sometimes I can’t provide a gallon of  milk in the fridge,” she said.
“It’s like the CEOs make billions and billions a year. Then  why can’t they provide enough for their employees?”

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