The fast food chain owns about 10 percent of its more than 14,300 U.S. restaurants, representing about 90,000 workers. The rest are run by franchises and McDonald’s says they “make their own decisions on pay and benefits.”
Several other companies including Wal-Mart stores have recently done similar. The announcement will probably have little effect on the next planned national protest, set for April 15, in cities and college campuses around the nation, with workers looking for $15 an hour wages plus benefits.
ABC’s Jim Ryan joined us from Dallas/Fort Worth to discuss.
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