McDonald’s workers across the United States held a strike Wednesday to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour. Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were some of the high-profile supporters who joined a virtual action in solidarity with workers. Congressmember Ocasio-Cortez called on McDonald’s to require all of its franchise locations to set a minimum wage of at least $15.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “Because they are a leader in this industry, and their actions set the tone and set the standard for so many other competitors, as well. And so you’re not just fighting for you and yourselves; you are fighting for food workers across this country to be paid a living wage and to be able to get the union that they deserve.”