Fast food workers in Evanston have joined the Fight for $15 movement for higher wages and union recognition.
Rallying in Evanston Sunday at the Fountain Square, the workers and their allies marked International Workers' Day and kicked off their involvement with the Fight for $15 campaign.
The group marched to a nearby McDonald's, where they dropped off a letter with their demands for better pay and working conditions.
"The treatment I experience at work is inhumane. I've been working at McDonald's for more than 20 years and I deserve to be treated and paid fairly," Evanston McDonald's worker Carlota Gomez said in a statement. "This job is what I need to take care of my family. I just need McDonald's to do what's right. That's why I'm demanding $15 and nothing less."