Fast-food workers arrested at McDonald’s headquarters
Detroit civic leader among arrests
OAK BROOK, Ill. — Over 100 protesters were arrested May 1 at the national headquarters of McDonalds in Oak Brook, Ill., as more than 1,000 people from across the country demonstrated in favor of raising the minimum wage.
Rev. Charles Williams II, president, Michigan National Action Network was one of 40 Detroiters arrested. Workers and activists are raising awareness and urging the McDonald corporation to raise the minimum wage from $7.40 to $15.00.
“It’s time for this billion dollar industry, to step up and do what is morally right, and pay a fair wage,” said Rev. Williams, who is also pastor of the Historic King Solomon Baptist Church.