Labor leaders and workers are expected to gather outside McDonald's Corp. shareholders meeting to drive home their demand for a $15-an-hour wage for fast-food workers.
Pressure on Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonald's to increase wages comes as the company tries to turn around sales, which have been sliding in the face of stiff competition from other restaurant chains.
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Wednesday's demonstrations are expected to be led by the Service Employees International Union.
McDonald's recently announced it would raise the starting wage for workers to $1 above the local minimum wage. But labor organizers said the move falls short because it only applies to company-owned stores.
The effort to gain a $15-an-hour wage for fast-food workers began in late 2012 and involves a range of tactics, including frequent demonstrations nationwide.