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McDonald's Faces Wage Protests

May 21st, 2015

Episode 347 of 1091 episodes

Thousands of McDonald's workers and union supporters protest outside the firm's Chicago headquarters, demanding a minimum wage of $15 per hour. Samira Hussain has been speaking to them. The gap between rich and poor in most developed countries is at its widest for 30 years, and it's undermining economic growth, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Nobel-prize-winning economist, Professor Joseph Stiglitz, is worried and has proposed some radical solutions. Plus, in the latest in our series of special reports from the Middle East, Roger Hearing visits Haifa, Israel's heavy industry hub.

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