Eight U.S. Senators — including presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren — signed a letter to McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook calling on the company to take dramatic action in its restaurants over rampant sexual harassment.
The letter, also signed by Senators Tammy Duckworth, Richard Blumenthal, Sherrod Brown, and Chris Van Hollen, said McDonald’s recent policies are insufficient and will not improve the “unsafe and intolerable work conditions” for workers at the company.
The letter comes on the heels of 23 current and former McDonald’s workers who filed sexual harassment complaints last month, in addition to multiple presidential candidates standing with McDonald’s workers striking and marching for a $15 minimum wage, union rights, and safer workplace conditions. The signed letter describes how McDonald’s response does not go far enough to protect its workers, and asks Mr. Easterbrook to respond to questions on the company’s disregard for workers’ safety and well-being.
As the letter states:
“The McDonald’s Corporation must do more to combat workplace harassment, abuse and retaliation suffered by McDonald’s workers across the country. After carefully reviewing your public statements and documents, we remain troubled that the procedures, policies and activities outlined fall short of providing a safe and respectful work environment for all workers who wear the McDonald’s uniform.”
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