#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.

February 27, 2015 at 5:00pm - 5:30pm
3280 Monroe Ave
Pittsford, NY 14618
United States
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-20 15:56:30 -0500
    hey all, when you're sharing this around remember to use the hashtags #rocfor15 and #fightfor15
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