When you think of essential workers, do you think of us? Do you think about the workers at the drive-thru?
Fast-food corporations like McDonald’s used their power to have fast-food workers declared as “essential,” so they could keep making money off our backs during the pandemic.
This summer, McDonald’s will meet to divide up $5B in profits at its annual shareholders meeting. And we’ll be fighting for living wages.
We deserve adequate PPE and paid-time off if we get sick and need to recover from COVID-19. We deserve to work in safe environments, free from harm. We are essential and always have been. And we're fighting to win.