April 5, 2020

Fast Food Workers: ‘If I Caught The Coronavirus, Would You Want Me Making Your Next Meal?’

Traditionally, fast food restaurants don’t offer paid sick leave. This leaves millions of restaurant employees whom become ill with the choice to either self-quarantine and become unemployed, or keep their income and come to work, potentially contaminating everyone and everything they come in contact with.

(Cover Photo: Fran Marion, Screenshot from interview with The New York Times)

“One of McDonald’s values is to “invest in all the people our success rests on.” But in the video above, a shift manager at a McDonald’s restaurant in Kansas City, Mo., asks why a company that earned $5.3 billion last year can’t guarantee paid sick leave for all of its workers, especially during the coronavirus outbreak.” – The New York Times