A woman named Nancy Salgado was detained by police after crashing an industry event last week where Jeff Stratton, the U.S. operations head for McDonald’s, was giving an industry-focused lunchtime speech. Along with other protesters, the 26-year-old single mother of two children disrupted the event by shouting slogans in line with recent fast-food strikes aimed at increasing pay for chain-restaurant workers. “I’m a single mother of two,” Salgado said, seizing her opportunity to confront the executive. “It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day. Do you think this is fair that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve been working at McDonald’s for 10 years?” Practically without missing a beat, Stratton responds: “I’ve been there 40 years,” which was probably not the most sympathetic answer. The protesters were later detained and released. Watch Salgado explain her position, straight ahead.
McDonald’s Employee and Single Mother Detained for Confronting Company President About Worker Pay [Yahoo/Business Insider]