By Kierra Gray
Women workers rallied Tuesday outside the so-called “Rock N Roll” McDonald’s in River North to fight for a 15-dollar minimum wage and an end to workplace discrimination.
In honor of International Women’s Day, workers from fast food restaurants presented a petition to the manager at the McDonald’s.
The protesters said gender, race and age discrimination have affected women’s work hours, promotion and potential for advancement.
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Fatima Ramirez, 21, is an employee at a McDonald’s in Chicago. She said she came to the rally to help another woman gain respect from her manager.
McDonald’s did not respond to a request for comment about the rally and the protesters’ petition.