McDonald’s Workers Are Going on a Historic Strike Over Sexual Harassment

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A worker at McDonald’s. Photo: Caitlin O’Hara/Bloomberg via Getty Images

McDonald’s employees across the country have voted to go on a one-day strike next week in an attempt to pressure management into taking bigger steps to combat workplace sexual harassment. According to organizers, this is the first-ever multi-state strike to explicitly target sexual misconduct on the job.

U.S. News reports that on September 18, workers at McDonald’s in ten cities are planning to walk out at lunchtime, and will not return to work until the following day. Restaurant managers are being targeted in cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and St. Louis, though organizers don’t yet have an estimate as to how many people will participate in the direct action.