McDonald’s employees in 12 cities decided to walk off the job to form a strike for several reasons. The protest is about sexual harassment and violence taking place in the stores and the fight for a $15 an hour wage for all McDonald’s employees.
“I’m on strike today because we need McDonald’s to realize that we’re not going to stop. What needs to stop is sexual harassment, it’s unfair to these workers, making close to poverty wages, and then on top of that to have to worry about being sexually harassed on the job.” – Adriana Alvarez, McDonald’s Employee/Protestor
McDonald’s has revealed it will offer sexual harassment training starting January 2022 to all of its stores worldwide. There have been over 50 Employees that have filed charges against McDonald’s alleging verbal and physical harassment over the last 5 years.