#BlackLivesMatter @ Work

Last Month, former McDonald’s workers in South Boston, Virginia filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the McDonalds corporation after a local franchise owner fired 10 black and latino workers. Employees had reported managers saying that there were "too many black people" working at the store and that they needed to “get rid of the n*****s and the Mexicans.”

When workers took their complaints to McDonalds corporate offices the company refused to take action, telling workers that they "should take their concerns to the store owner" – the same person who had just fired them.

Tamika King-Williams, a former McDonalds worker and a plaintiff in the lawsuit, said that when she was fired, she was told by the manager that she was being let go because she "didn't fit the profile of the of organization" he was trying to build.

"I was on time, opening the store almost every morning before four. I worked hard and never had a disciplinary write-up or a customer complaint," King-Williams said.

Local fast food workers that are part of Fight for $15 movement are joining forces with members of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, calling for action in solidarity with the fired workers. Workers and community members will be holding a rally and delivering petitions from local supporters to McDonalds management at 3300 Monroe Ave, 5:00pm on Friday the 27th.

Sign the petition in support of the workers.

WHEN
February 27, 2015 at 5pm - 5:30pm
WHERE
McDonald's
3280 Monroe Ave
Pittsford, NY 14618
United States
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Emily Kruger Cabrina UniQue Dukes Danielle Betts MsMoses Duriya'hjamari Brown David Kilbridge Dina Lynn Erik Bardo Madalina Ciocanu Nhan T. Le Jordan Polcyn-Evans Johnny Bailey Hannah Contant Paola Betchart Jacob Allen Lauren Bestram Candace Rubin Alexandra Poindexter Shirley Bond Louis Chavez Natajah Roberts Crescenzo Scipione Katy Crane Sami Sheehan Zenobia Smith Fiona Criddle Isabelle Bartter Leah Schwartz Farid Adenuga mara ahmed Jay Rowe Shandi Rine Susan DeFabbia Alex Comardo Christian Wooddell Jake Spezio Denise Young Melody Jaros Adinaimnotfeelingyou Mcfadden Kristin Hocker Simone Johnson Mili Garcia Deuante Alexander Kelly Christian Nelson Dejanee Velasquez Callie Rabe Tonya Noel Anansa Benbow Kadi Sprengle

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Emily Kruger
Cabrina UniQue Dukes
Danielle Betts
MsMoses Duriya'hjamari Brown
David Kilbridge
Dina Lynn
Erik Bardo
Madalina Ciocanu
Nhan T. Le
Jordan Polcyn-Evans
Johnny Bailey
Hannah Contant
Paola Betchart
Jacob Allen
Lauren Bestram
Candace Rubin
Alexandra Poindexter
Shirley Bond
Louis Chavez
Natajah Roberts
Crescenzo Scipione
Katy Crane
Sami Sheehan
Zenobia Smith
Fiona Criddle
Isabelle Bartter
Leah Schwartz
Farid Adenuga
mara ahmed
Jay Rowe

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