INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — McDonald’s workers in Indianapolis were given citations by police while taking part in a 150-city strike.
They’re fighting for their wage to be increased to $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.
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Workers gathered in front of the McDonald’s, located at 3745 North Post Road, on Indianapolis’ east side. More than 30 police officers were also there.
Protesters say they planned to stage a brief sit in, stop traffic and then get arrested. Shortly before 11 a.m., a handful of protesters were led away but were not arrested. They were given citations by police.
” I want better wages because right now we are under paid,” said Protester Andrea Leach.
McDonald’s USA issued a statement:
According to McDonalds, it’s important to know approximately 90% of it’s U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by franchisees who set wages according to job level and local and federal laws. McDonald’s does not determine wages set by our more than 3,000 U.S. franchisees.