SEIU-backed Fight for $15 is again organizing a strike amongst QSR workers – mostly McDonald’s employees – in 15 selected cities around the country for next Wednesday, timed to coincide with the company’s annual shareholder meeting. Again, SEIU is seeking to generate sufficient pressure on the Golden Arches to get the company to pay a $15 minimum wage to all its employees and to drop its membership in the National Restaurant Association and the International Franchise Association because both organizations have lobbied against the $15 federal minimum wage. No doubt in an effort to mitigate any fall-out, McDonald’s USA President Joe Erlinger advised company employees in a letter delivered yesterday that compensation for employees of company-owned stores would be raised 10% across the board in an effort to keep the company competitive in view of the challenging hiring environment that exists today. The move comes just two weeks after Chipotle announced that it would take a hit in the margins and have to raise prices but will adopt a $15 minimum wage at all of its locations – the brand owns all of their outlets and does not franchise.