Fight for 15 strikes in Oak Brook IL

For the last year I’ve been photographing the #fightfor15 series of fast food and retail worker strikes in Chicago. These are part of a larger series of worker strikes centering around a push for a $15/hr minimum wage and the right for fast food workers to form a union.

These strikes culminated yesterday and today in protests at McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook IL, site of “Hamburger University” and the annual shareholders meeting. On Wednesday protesters entered the campus itself and 101 workers, clergy, and supporters were arrested.