The union-backed movement that helped pressure Amazon into setting a $15-an-hour bottom wage for its workers last week has refocused its efforts on McDonald’s.
The organization leading the effort, Fight for $15, said Wednesday that it has set the goal of getting the fast food giant to set a $15 wage.
“Amazon is the second largest employer in the nation. The move to $15 will put more money in the pockets of 350,000 full time and seasonal employees and impact the entire economy,” the group said in a statement. “Now imagine the impact when McDonald’s, the second largest private employer in the world, raises wages to $15.”