McDonald’s Workers Detail Burns, Job Hazards

McDonald’s Workers Detail Burns, Job Hazards

A logo of McDonald's is seen at its restaurant in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.  McDonald's in Japan has begun limiting the serving size of fries as stocks of spuds run short due to labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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Candice Choi, ASSOCIATED PRESS

 
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s workers in 19 cities filed complaints over burns from grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers.

This is the latest move in a campaign to win pay of $15 an hour and unionization for fast-food workers by publicly pressuring McDonald’s. The push began more than two years ago and is being spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union.

The burns and other hazards were detailed in complaints announced Monday and filed with U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration in recent weeks.

In a statement, McDonald’s Corp. said franchisees are committed to providing safe working conditions and it will review the allegations. A Labor Department representative confirmed the complaints were received by OSHA but said the agency doesn’t discuss ongoing investigations
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