top
East Bay
East Bay
Indybay
Indybay
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Sun Apr 12 2020
McDonald’s Employees in Bay Area Disrupt Business at Three Locations
Workers Risking Their Lives at McDonald's Demand Hazard Pay, Protective Gear
Protests at McDonald’s started on Sunday April 5 in Los Angeles after people learned that an employee there tested positive for COVID-19. Employees say that while the company is calling their jobs essential during the pandemic, it does not recognize that their lives are also essential.

In the early morning of April 9, employees from several of the chain’s Bay Area locations gathered in the parking lot of a San Jose McDonald’s. They rallied outside of their cars, making a large circle in order to maintain physical distancing required by California law. They also formed a caravan of their cars to disrupt the drive-thru lane in an act of civil disobedience. They went next to a McDonald's on Watkins St. in Hayward to repeat their demands and finally protested at a McDonald's location in Castro Valley.

Labor organizers from Fight for $15 have been helping employees rally to get the protection they need and hazard pay during the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent years, they have organized demonstrations to fight for an increased minimum wage at McDonald's in San Jose and Oakland. The publication Business Insider recently reported that McDonald's paid its CEO almost 2,000 times as much as the average worker in 2019, with executive compensation topping $18 million.

Read More: photo McDonald’s Employees in Bay Area Disrupt Business at Three Locations

Related Features: The Fight for $15 Takes the Bay Area by Storm | Demonstrators Say "Low Pay is Not Okay" at Bay Area McDonald's
2023-01-21 Annual SF Counter-Protest of Anti-Abortion March Comes Amid New Post-Roe Reality Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Womyn | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | North Bay / Marin | U.S. | Government & Elections2022-12-22 Bountiful Mink "Liberation Season" Hits Ohio and Michigan, Leading to Closure of Massive Farm Front Page | U.S. | Animal Liberation2022-12-14 KPFA Facing Layoffs, Massive Budget Shortfall After US Marshals Seize $305,000 of Reserves Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Media Activism & Independent Media | East Bay | U.S.2022-11-24 Largest Walkout in the History of US Higher Education Demands Fair Contract Front Page | Labor & Workers | Education & Student Activism | Central Valley | East Bay | California2022-11-13 Elected Leaders and Weapons Makers Urged to Deescalate Risk of Apocalypse Front Page | Anti-War | Central Valley | San Francisco | East Bay | Peninsula2022-11-06 UN Condemns US Economic Embargo on Cuba, Ongoing Since 1959 Front Page | Anti-War | San Francisco | International | Americas2022-10-10 Beloved Community Activist Tony Coleman Passes Away Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Health, Housing & Public Services | Education & Student Activism | San Francisco | East Bay2022-09-28 As Extreme Climate Events Increase, Demand for Change Intensifies Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | San Francisco | East Bay | U.S.2022-09-24 Hundreds Rally for Protection of Sacred Tribal Land from Mining Project Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | South Bay | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia2022-09-04 Alt-Right Far Outnumbered by Counter-Protesters at Central Valley Anti-Gay Demo Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Global Justice & Anti-Capitalism | LGBTI / Queer | Womyn | Central Valley2022-08-17 Security Guards Sent by OUSD to End Occupation Assault Community Members Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Education & Student Activism | East Bay
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

$ 20.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network