The protest follows sexual harassment claims filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in May on behalf of 10 women, including one in Chicago.
In Chicago, one of the targeted cities, several dozen protesters rallied in front of McDonald's headquarters while a plane flew overhead with a banner reading, "McDonald's: Stop Sexual Harassment".
In another incident, an employee said she had reported being groped by a co-worker at a New Orleans outlet. The statement in question claims, "This committee would chart a path forward to make sure nobody who works for McDonald's faces sexual harassment on the job".
While several speakers at the Orlando event were African-American women who said they were victims of sexual harassment, numerous protesters were pushing for a $15 hourly wage and a union for McDonald's workers. They told her she was acting "like a little girl" about it. "When they have tainted lettuce in 17 states, they don't say, 'Oh, this is only a problem for the franchisee.' They go to work trying to solve the problem across the system".
In a coordinated strike, female employees of McDonald's in ten cities are walking out at lunchtime to protest the company's lack of response to complaints about sexual harassment and assault. The teen reported it to her manager, who allegedly told her, "You will never win that battle".
Organizers said the strike is targeting McDonald's restaurants in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, New Orleans, San Francisco and St. Louis, as well as Durham, North Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; and Orlando, Florida.
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Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, also called for slowing the process. Kavanaugh has offered a full denial, saying : "I have never done anything like what the accuser describes - to her or to anyone".
Union-backed organizations, including Fight for $15, are mounting pressure against the restaurant chain to provide better working conditions and minimum $15 an hour wages.
In a statement McDonald's said: "There is no place for harassment or discrimination of any kind at McDonald's".
"People are scared. They worry that if they complain it will affect their legal status, they could get fired or there could be retaliation", she said.
"We have strong policies, procedures and training in place specifically created to prevent sexual harassment", McDonald's said. No action was taken against the co-worker.
The company also disclosed a new initiative that will engage outside experts to work with the company to help "evolve" those policies and procedures. "We will continue - as we always have - to look at ways to do even more to ensure that McDonald's values are reflected in every restaurant, every day". Lawson said, "I'm a single mom, I want to set the right example for my child by speaking out about something that happened to me that is wrong".
The two are expected to discuss trade, the military and security, according to the White House. "I was smiling when talking to Mr. US President Donald Trump is eyeing a permanent military presence in Poland, saying the country " likes the idea very much ".
There's also a device to bring Alexa into your auto , though CNBC doesn't have much info on what that will look like. When the first Echo debuted, many scoffed at the idea of having a home speaker with virtual assistant.
The administration earlier this month floated talks led by Mnuchin, with Liu He expected to lead the Beijing delegation. But it is unclear whether Beijing will agree to come to Washington with the new tariffs set to go into effect.
Talks were meant to happen later this month between the US Treasury Minister, Steven Mnuchin, and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. Instead, China responded to the United States tariff action by taking further steps to harm USA workers and businesses.
The banking industry was saddled with bad loans - called non-performing assets in banking parlance - of Rs 8.50 lakh crore. The associate banks made a loss of ₹5,792 crore for the March quarter of 2016-17 and ₹10,243 crore for the entire year.
Parliament now has 24 months to change the relevant sections of the Medicines Controls Act to bring it in line with the ruling. Parliament will have to determine what quantity of cannabis may be used for private consumption or cultivation.
Also spared from the tariffs were Chinese inputs for US-produced chemicals used in manufacturing, textiles and agriculture. The latest USA move spared smart watches from Apple and Fitbit and other consumer products such as baby auto seats.
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She pointed out that countries tended to trade mostly with their neighbors: "I think geography talks very loudly". EU Council President Donald Tusk wrote that "unfortunately, a no deal scenario is still quite possible".
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Israel's military, which was contacted before Russian Federation alleged the country was to blame, has declined to comment. He did not elaborate but said "these will be the steps that everyone will notice ".