Spurred to action by the #MeToo movement, McDonald’s workers in Kansas City and St. Louis plan to join workers from other cities across the U.S. next week in one-day strike to pressure the fast-food chain’s management to take stronger steps against sexual harassment in the workplace.
The lunchtime walkout is scheduled for noon next Tuesday. Organizers say it will be the country’s first multi-state strike specifically addressing sexual harassment.
Those organizers include women who filed complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission earlier this year alleging an environment of harassment at some McDonald’s franchises.
The strike comes as workers from McDonald’s and other fast-food chains have been pushing for years for better working conditions and higher wages.
Strikes are also expected next Tuesday in Chicago; Durham, N.C.; Los Angeles; Miami; Milwaukee; New Orleans; Orlando, Fla. and San Francisco.
Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch