CME Group CEO Craig Donohue went to an energy trading industry conference in Houston, expecting a warm welcome from his fellow 1% executives. What he got was a special greeting from an unexpected source – a welcoming delegation of working families, standing in for the taxpayers of Chicago and Illinois.
After being greeted by dozens of protesters with Good Jobs Great Houston, Donohue gave the keynote luncheon presentation at the Eighth Annual Energy Trading Conference. Before he could launch into more than a few words of his prepared address, he was cut off by the resounding call for a “Mic Check” as four protesters rose to their feet, and delivered a message from the 99%. Read more about this interstate mic check.