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Protesters expected at McDonald's annual meeting

  • McDonald's (MCD +0.5%) will see more protesters than normal outside its annual meeting this week with the company's wage structure a point of contention with organized labor groups.
  • Shareholders will vote tomorrow on executive compensation amongst a number of other issues. A triple-digit trading price on MCD is expected to keep most activist investors at bay.
  • Annual meeting webcast
Comments (5)
  • RLLH
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    I could care less about protestors at the meeting. Are they able to keep growing earnings and dividends, that is a much more important issue.
    21 May, 11:47 AM Reply Like
  • swampfox1
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    The robotic and labor saving innovators are being spurred on by the protests of the high school drop outs. The smart ones (yes, many drop outs are smart) will learn a skill and quickly move to higher paying jobs; many who continue to protest will soon be on Obama's welfare roles.
    21 May, 11:58 AM Reply Like
  • Rudester
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    Why do people insist on making a career out of flipping burgers at a fast food joint? When I was growing up this job was for kids in summer hiatus and or working their way through school. In other words, a temporary job, not a career.
    21 May, 12:13 PM Reply Like
  • mhanley
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    Because these protestors have no choice but to picket the service industry--they already priced themselves out of the manufacturing industry and those "evil" corporations had no choice but to outsource their jobs overseas. Unlike manufacturing, the service sector can't move jobs, and after all, it is the only one left to ruin with unreasonable demands (except for government, of course, which is even easier because there they can just simply vote themselves a raise.)
    21 May, 02:21 PM Reply Like
  • stotle1
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    Will the protesters be paid $10.10 an hour by the unions?
    21 May, 06:28 PM Reply Like
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