A McDonald’s employee of 10 years was arrested after she interrupted a speech given by the company president, saying that she couldn’t afford shoes for her two children and that she needed a raise.
Nancy Salgado, 26, said in an interview with The Real News that she felt that she had to speak up during McDonald’s President Jeff Stratton’s speech, given at the Union League Club of Chicago this past weekend, out of concern for her children.
Salgado interrupted Stratton’s speech by yelling the following: “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 can’t raise our minimum wage. I don’t believe that’s fair. What do you have to say?”
Stratton’s only response?
“I’ve been there for 40 years.”
“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.
At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.
Salgado continued, “you’re out here putting your face and saying ‘I’ve done all this’ but for your employees you haven’t done anything!”
Does $8.25 an hour sound reasonable for a 10-year employee at ANY company? That is barely above minimum wage and it certainly has not kept pace with inflation over that time period.
Watch Salgado’s interview below where she discusses her arrest (on trespassing charges), what motivated her to speak out and how much she believes she should be making, from TheRealNews on Youtube.