New Orleans McDonald’s workers join national strike over sexual harassment

New Orleans McDonald’s workers join national strike over sexual harassment

"We have strong policies, procedures and training in place specifically created to prevent sexual harassment", McDonald's said. That campaign has focused on several companies, including McDonald's.

Strikes were planned in Chicago; Durham, N.C.; Kansas City; Los Angeles; Miami; Milwaukee; New Orleans; Orlando, Fla.; San Francisco and St. Louis. "When they have tainted lettuce in 17 states, they don't say, 'Oh, this is only a problem for the franchisee.' They go to work trying to solve the problem across the system".

"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", the statement continued. A former SEIU organizer told the Washington Free Beaconthat the allegations against Courtney did not surprise her, saying the union's "HR processes for investigating sexual harassment [represent] a culture of protecting the organization".

"We have strong policies, procedures and training in place specifically created to prevent sexual harassment", the company said Tuesday in the statement.

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. A minor also said she was ignored when she complained about another worker repeatedly harassing her by using graphic, sexual language.

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Sexual harassment is rampant in the fast-food industry, according to a 2016 survey by Hart Research Associates conducted for the National Partnership for Women and Families, the Ms. Foundation and Futures Without Violence, organizers said. "I felt like I was outside my own body, watching what was happening", she said in a complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She told the Guardianshe had multiple coworkers make unwelcome sexual advances: one grabbed her breasts at the restaurant; another pinned her to a bathroom wall and tried to have sex with her. No action was taken against the co-worker.

The strike is related to the Fight For $15 movement, in which workers are calling for a better minimum wage.

- Fight For 15 Nor Cal (@NorCalFF15) September 18, 2018 Kim was sexually harrassed at McDonalds twice at McDonalds before she filed a lawsuit to stop the harrassment. Orleck said 66% of hotel workers say they have experienced sexual harassment; in fast food the figure is around 40%. Now, fast food employees are challenging the toxic climate in their workplace. Since our founding, we've been committed to a culture that fosters the respectful treatment of everyone. For many women, the risks that come with filing a complaint are devastating, but they have been emboldened by the #MeToo Movement.

But the legacy of abuse continues, workers say.

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