Woman attacked by white man leads Last Straw Movement For mcdonald's workers to strike
Yasmine James lead McDonald's cashiers, cooks and custodians in Florida staged a walkout protest Tuesday morning.
McDonald's workers in the Tampa, Orlando and St. Petersburg areas held a walkout strike demanding better protection from workplace attacks in partnership with the Fight for $15 movement and Black Lives Matter Tuesday at 11 a.m., The Ledger newspaper reported. Walkout organizers released a statement calling for the fast food corporation to provide protection for employees after a recording taken December 31 showing Daniel Willis Taylor, 40, attacking cashier Yasmine James, 20, went viral. Taylor grabbed James after becoming irate over a lack of straws in the restaurant -- a result of the city's recently passed anti-plastic straw law.
The #LastStraw protest organizers told local news outlets the Tuesday lunchtime rush strike will force corporate executives to meet their demands for better protection.