McDonald’s Workers Are Staging a #MeToo-Inspired Strike

The walkout to highlight working conditions is planned for September 18th

This photograph taken on September 6, 2018, shows the logo of a McDonalds restaurant in Montpellier, southern France.(PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Workers at McDonald’s in 11 cities around the United States are holding a one-day labor strike to protest sexual harassment at the fast food chain. Organizers have called the event the “first multi-state strike in the U.S. specifically targeting sexual harassment,” according to Marie Claire. 

The strike is part of a push by employees to demand better working conditions, including a $15-an-hour wage. The walkout will start at lunchtime on September 18.

The strike was planned by “women’s committees,” according to The Associated Press, including women who previously filed complaints to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission earlier this year. The workers involved in the strike will demand improved procedures for combatting workplace sexual harassment, as well as the formation of a committee to address the issue, which, according to Marie Claire, should include “workers, representatives from corporate and franchise stores, and leaders of national women’s groups.”

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