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Growing, organized strikes protesting low wages and put together by a coalition of quick-service employees have gotten the attention of McDonald's.
The company filed its annual report earlier this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which included an acknowledgment of the strikes and questioned how they could potentially affect the brand.
The organized strikes began in late 2012 and have since grown across the country. A protest held in December 2013 was held in more than 100 cities.
The full SEC report is available online.
The company's responses regarding this specific topic, initially pointed out by Salon, include:
Labor activists have responded to McDonald's filing. In a statement released by the group Low Pay Is Not OK, 16-year Chicago McDonald's employee Isabel Vazquez said, "With nearly $5.6 billion in profits, McDonald's can clearly afford to pay us more. The company should be worried about continued worker protests, because we are not going to stop taking action until we win $15 and the right to form a union without retaliation."
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