McDonald’s walkout

From the January-February 2014 issue of News & Letters:

McDonald’s walkout

Photo by David M'Oto for News & Letters

Photo by David M’Oto for News & Letters

Oakland, Cal.—The walkout at the 14th and Jackson Street McDonald’s near downtown Oakland was part of a Dec. 5 national day of action organized by fast food workers from coast to coast. Only two or three employees stayed behind. After 40 minutes one more worker, a middle-aged Latina, walked out to cheers from 100 co-workers and supporters rallying in the parking lot. She and many low-wage earners belie the corporate claim that fast food workers are just youngsters looking for spending money or entry level jobs before a professional career.

—David M’Oto

Photo by David M'Oto for News & Letters

Photo by David M’Oto for News & Letters

 

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