Minimum wage rally at South Willow McDonald's
The AFL-CIO of New Hampshire organized the local event, which is scheduled to go from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McDonald's near the intersection of Beech and South Willow streets.Mark MacKenzie, president of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO chapter, said the South Willow location was selected because of its location and the rally was not directed at that particular McDonald's.
"McDonald's and our owner-operators are committed to providing our employees with opportunities to succeed," said Lisa McComb, spokeswoman for McDonald's USA. "We offer employees advancement opportunities, competitive pay and benefits. And we invest in training and professional development that helps them learn practical and transferable business skills."
"There's going to be a lot of traffic down there and a lot of people going through that area at that time," MacKenzie said. "We want to make sure that people get the message tomorrow."
The building underwent a complete overhaul about a year ago and celebrated its grand re-opening on Jan. 12.
A former McDonald's corporate employee who bought the South Willow franchise in 1987, Evans said the overhaul allowed him to increase the workforce from about 50 to 65, a number he hoped would continue growing.
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