McDonalds Workers to Go On Nationwide Strike

McDonald's Staff In 10 US Cities Protest Over Workplace Sexual Harassment

McDonald's responded to the strikers' complaints in general terms, saying it pursues policies meant to forestall sexual harassment.

In an email to the Associated Press, McDonald's said it has "policies, procedures and training in place that are specifically created to prevent sexual harassment at our company and company-owned restaurants, and we firmly believe that our franchisees share this commitment".

Scores of female McDonald's employees are staging a #MeToo walkout across 10 major cities. protesting the company's alleged mishandling of sexual harassment complaints. "To ensure we are doing all that can be done, we have engaged experts in the areas of prevention and response including, RAINN, to evolve our policies so everyone who works at McDonald's does so in a secure environment every day".

"This committee would chart a path forward to make sure nobody who works for McDonald's faces sexual harassment on the job", Fight for $15 said.

RAINN, an acronym for the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network is an anti-sexual violence organization that runs the National Sexual Assault Hotline.

After these incidents another co-worker took her into the men's bathroom, pinned her against a wall, exposed himself and tried to have sex with her.

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This comes after McDonald's workers in ten cities - including Kansas City - filed charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission back in May, alleging widespread sexual harassment throughout the company. "They could do a way better job". Lawson said, "I'm a single mom, I want to set the right example for my child by speaking out about something that happened to me that is wrong".

Adrianna Alvarez, who has worked for McDonald's in Chicago for nine years, says the problem is "nationwide, worldwide".

According to a Hart Research study conducted in 2016, 40% of women working in the fast-food industry have been sexually harassed at work, including sexual teasing, hugging or touching and receiving unwanted information about others' sexual interests.

In St. Louis, one teenage accuser said an older male employee told her she had a "nice body" and asked, "Have you ever had white chocolate inside you?" the National Women's Law Center said in a news release earlier this year. The teen reported it to her manager, who allegedly told her, "You will never win that battle".

While several speakers at the Orlando event were African-American women who said they were victims of sexual harassment, numerous protesters were pushing for a $15 hourly wage and a union for McDonald's workers.

Employees at McDonald's in numerous cities will be participating in the strike.

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