McDonald's employees protest sexual harassment outside headquarters

Channel: Fox Business
Published: 05/21/2019

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FBN's Jeff Flock on the protest outside of the McDonald's headquarters over sexual harassment allegations. FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York — the b...



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All right, it's the fight for 15 protesting over sexual harassment, complaints against of all places, mcdonald's jeff flock in the middle of it all in chicago, hey, jeff, hey neil! How are you this has been brought up before, but today, 25 new filings with the eeoc by mcdonald's workers from both franchise owned mcdonald's, as well as corporate owned mcdonald's, alleging that their claims of sexua ...
harassment have been ignored. But the company really hasn't done much to respond to them, as we said. What'S yourself, i might, as we said, 25 new claims today and by the way four of the democratic presidential candidates, including bernie sanders, say that they would participate in a nationwide protest muchlike, the one that you're seeing here right now i want to let you hear from Padma lakshmi, who you may know, i'm not a food network, chef network person but she's a noted host of one of those big shows and a model and an actress as well. She was here to support the workers today as well neil, and she made the point that mcdonald's can do more. In our opinion, take a listen. Donald can dictate the specific type of pickle that can be used by their franchises in their burgers. Why can't they dictate? And enforce with penalties, a comprehensive set of guidelines, neil or the ceo of mcdonald's, has responded to padma lakshmi mcdonald's makingavailable, a copy of the letter that steve easterbrook wrote to her and i read from it now he says - and i quote him now by strengthening our Overall policy, creating interactive training, a third party managed anonymous hotline and, more importantly, listening to employees across the system, mcdonald's is sending a clear message that we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture of trust where employees feel safe, valued and respected the workers. Here they say one worker told me: you know she made a claim. It was supposed to be on an anonymous hotline, but it wasn't turned out not to be anonymous. Somebody else was fired, another worker was abused when she was 16 mcdonald's herfirst job. So you know this is sort of getting some traction here. Of course, as you know, the seiu has been for some time been attempting to organize the workers at mcdonald's and they are backing this as well.

The fight for 15 - you haven't heard the last of it all right jeff. Thank you very much. She was referring to the service workers at union they're here, we'll keep a good eye on that.


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