McDonald’s transformed its famous gold ties to support women on International Women’s Day and created a capital “W” instead of taking significant steps to improve the working conditions of the women it employs.
On Thursday, the fast-food chain released its modified logo on corporate social media, announcing that 100 of its websites in the United States would contain “packaging, crew shirts, hats, and bag. It is good that the actions were taken by the California franchisee to bring the situation back in control.
“We have a long tradition of helping women in the workplace and giving them the opportunity to grow and succeed,” corporate spokeswoman Lauren Altman told CNBC. We are so much proud of our culture and diversity as more than half of our restaurant manager is female.
However, a closer look reveals a corporate culture characterized by the unfair treatment of women. Hourly workers in eight states filed sexual harassment complaints against the network in 2016. Workers said they felt their breasts and buttocks felt, as well as obscene suggestions and comments. One woman said her boss texted her and offered her $ 1,000 for oral sex.
It was my breaking point,” said Cycei Monae, a plaintiff who said she was angry at the boss. everyday
The harassment allegations are part of a model in the fast-food industry characterized by employees who are often reluctant to show up because they fear to lose their jobs. According to a 2016 Hart Research study, two in five women working in the fast-food industry said they had been bullied. Fewer than half report this behavior. One in five retaliations. We don’t make much money; They only paid me $ 8.50 an hour, “Monae said on a HuffPost blog. Many of us have families who can support them. Our economic survival may depend on our calm, and that’s more than wrong.”
McDonald’s salary structure affects all employees, not just women. Until recently, most hamburger chain employees earned less than $ 10 an hour, even those with years of business experience. The chain finally announced in 2015 that it would increase its hourly minimum wage from $ 9.01 to $ 9.90 and eventually exceed $ 10 an hour.