Severe weather could not stop the “fight for 15” on May 25 in Oak Brook. If anything, the hundreds of protesters who remained to march on the corporate headquarters of fast food giant McDonald’s were more enthusiastic in calling for an increase for minimum wage of quick service restaurant employees to $15 per hour.
“The water, you could hear throughout the whole time you could hear it, didn’t stop us,” Ernestina Sandoval, a McDonald’s worker from Oakland, Calif on hand for the march said. “It’s only water, but we had to put our point down that no thunder, no water will stop us.”
Demonstrators unleashed an array of cheers and chants, including “We believe in equal pay!” as they shut down traffic starting at about 3 p.m. near McDonald’s Plaza in Oak Brook.
You can read more about the protests over at My Suburban Life.