McDonald’s workers across the country are walking off the job because our health and safety is worth more than their profits.
Incredibly, a McDonald’s restaurant in LA didn’t tell employees that a coworker was diagnosed with COVID-19. They continued to work without crucial personal protective equipment like masks and gloves, even as they handled food and interacted with the public.
Once again, McDonald’s is more concerned about shareholder profit than those of us who keep their business running. That’s why we’ll be holding #WalkoutWednesday every week until our demands are met.
We are not disposable. We are risking our lives every day we show up for work. If we are essential workers, McDonald’s must treat us as such.
They MUST provide personal protective equipment for all workers.
They MUST implement hazard pay and paid sick leave.
And they MUST clearly and directly communicate any cases of COVID-19 in restaurants with their workers. It’s what we deserve.
Stand in solidarity with us by joining us virtually every Wednesday. Be sure to check out our first episode, where SEIU President Mary Kay Henry & Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II spoke with fast-food workers who have walked off the job to demand respect, such as Bertha Bradley in North Carolina and Bartolome Perez, a McDonald’s worker from LA.