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New Orleans woman between leaders on McDonald's strike against sexual harassment – NOLA.com

New Orleans woman between leaders on McDonald's strike against sexual harassment – NOLA.com

Encouraged by the # MeToo movement, McDonald's employees voted to take a one-day strike next week in restaurants in 10 cities, hoping that management is pressured to take more powerful steps against sexual harassment at work.

The organizers say it is the first multistate attack in the US that is specifically aimed at sexual harassment.

Outreach plans – starting at noon on September 18 – have been approved by & # 39; womens' committees & # 39 ;, formed by employees at dozens of McDonald's restaurants in the United States. Lead organizers include several women who filed complaints with the US Equal Employment Commission in May for alleged intimidation at some McDonald's franchise restaurants.

The strike comes because trade unions supported McDonalds on various fronts for better working conditions, including a wage of $ 15 per hour – at a hamburger chain employing tens of thousands of people across the country, many of whom are at low wages .

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