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Emboldened by the #MeToo movement, McDonaldâs workers staged a one-day strike at restaurants in 10 cities to pressure management to take stronger steps against sexual harassment in the workplace. Organizers say it was the first multistate strike in the U.S. specifically targeting sexual harassment. Orleck will analyze the significance of this development in the context of the #MeToo movement, womenâs labor history, and the growing activism and unionism of low wage women workers in the U.S. and around the world. Listen to Professor Orleck on WNYC <https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/metoo-meets-mcdonalds?tab=summary> and on WBAI <https://archive.org/details/BuildingBridgesmetooMcdonaldsWorkersStrikeToEndSexualHarassment_476>. In addition, Professor Orleck has just published an article on Jacobin.
Annelise Orleck shares two interviews she has just completed on the McDonalds workers' strike against sexual harassment.