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Fast food workers fight for fifteen

by Taylor Thornton and Nicole Blanchard
May 15, 2014


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McDonalds employee Jessica Davis speaks to the media during a press conference Thursday morning.

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Protesters from Fight for 15 rally for an increased minimum wage outside a downtown Chicago McDonald's.


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Fast food workers took part in a global protest against unlivable wages. Protestors rallied at the McDonald's on 600 N.Clark Street Thursday to draw attention to their fight for $15/hr and the right to unionize without retaliation. McDonald's responded with a written statement saying "We respect everyone's right to voice an opinion. McDonald's respects our employees' right to voice their opinions and to protest lawfully and peacefully." Medill Reports took to the streets with team coverage from Taylor Thornton and Nicole Blanchard.