McDonald's workers detail burns, job hazards

Mar 16, 2015 12:02 PM by News Staff

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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