McDonald's fast food restaurant chain is temporarily closed its headquarters in Chicago because of the protests of employees demanding higher wages, BBC reported.
The company management asked the office staff to temporarily move to work from home.
The protests began on the eve of the meeting of shareholders of McDonald's, which is scheduled for Thursday.
About the company headquarters, protesters erected tents. Protesters are demanding higher wages to 15 dollars per hour.
For the first time this claim was made in the course of the protests of workers in the restaurant chain 2012 year. As promised the organizers, the protests on Thursday will be the most numerous in the past few years.
On Tuesday, the former chief executive of McDonald's Ed Raincy in an interview with Fox Business said that raising the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour will make us think about robots replacing employees.
"Cheaper to buy 35 thousand dollars robotic arm than hiring incompetent employee who 15 of dollars an hour to pack fries", - he said.
In the first quarter of this year, McDonald's reported a profit of 1,1 billion dollars, said the Associated Press.
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