- She's a leader in one of the movements trying to get a raise in the minimum wage, and she caused quite the disruption at this meeting where the president of McDonald's was speaking. And yes, she went to jail for asking a simple question.
- Workers at biggest fast food companies need billions in public assistance.
Nancy Salgado, Fight for 15
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Oct 9, 2013 | Dozens of McDonald's workers, supported by fellow members of the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago convened today at the Union League Club to speak out against McDonald's claims of providing competitive wages and opportunities for career advancement during McDonald's President Jeff Stratton keynote talk "Fries with That?" for the First Friday Club of Chicago.
As Mr. Jeff Stratton was beginning his talk, Nancy Salgado, a single mother of two young children and a McDonald's employee of ten years, poignantly asked, "I'm a Catholic woman and a single mother of two, I believe as my church has taught me that we should be treated with respect. It's really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day to put meals on the table. Do you really think it's fair that I have a to go through this? Do you think it's fair that I have to be living on a poverty wage? Do you think it's fair that I am making $8.25 while I've worked for McDonald's for 10 years? Do you think it's fair? My two kids are struggling because you cant' raise our minimum wage. I don't believe that's fair. What do you have to say?"
Nancy Salgado, a single mother of two young children, is a McDonald's employee of ten years.
Workers at biggest fast food companies need billions in public assistance, Laura Clawson, Daily Kos
- Like Walmart, McDonald's and Taco Bell and Domino's are profiting directly off of government programs for low-income people. Taxpayers are subsidizing wages at these immensely profitable companies, while Republicans in Congress block the minimum wage increase that would raise many fast food workers out of poverty.
- The 1 percent played Tea Party for suckers