(TargetLiberty.org) – Staff at a California McDonalds is taking matters into their own hands after alleging management failed to take their safety into consideration. Several workers went on strike Tuesday, claiming they’ve been ordered to use improvised masks instead of proper PPE.
More than 20 workers walked out of the Oakland restaurant and took to social media to say they’ve been told to wear coffee filters or (unused) dog diapers as masks. Four employees at the restaurant are currently ill with the Wuhan virus, and the strikers are demanding two weeks’ paid quarantine leave. They also want McDonald’s to pay their medical costs.
The strike is being supported by “Fight for $15,” a pressure group that wants the minimum wage hiked to a job-destroying $15 an hour.
BREAKING: After over 20 workers went on strike at the Telegraph Ave. @McDonalds in Oakland yesterday following a COVID-19 outbreak and being told to use dog diapers and coffee filters as masks, WE'RE BACK to demand PPE, sick leave, and hazard and quarantine pay!#FightFor15 pic.twitter.com/Sy7RyXQEuC
— Fight For 15 (@fightfor15) May 27, 2020
However, the restaurant’s management strongly denies the allegations – and it’s noticeable that most of their 375 staff haven’t joined the walkout. Is this a real scandal, or is it an attempt by political activists to force through an expensive policy under cover of the pandemic?
Copyright 2020, TargetLiberty.org