We’re not just talking about the nutritional content of fast food. Injuries are common for Fast Food Workers. They are so common that last week, McDonald’s workers filed 28 health and safety complaints with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state agencies against McDonalds in 19 cities.
Brittney Berry, a McDonald’s worker in Chicago slipped on a wet floor, catching her arm on a hot grill. She was told by her managers to put mustard on it! But the burn was so bad that she had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. Her experience isn’t uncommon. According to the National Council of Occupational Safety and Health, 33% of employees who suffer burns are told to place condiments like mustard, mayonnaise, butter and even ketchup on their injury instead of burn cream. Thanks to inappropriate treatment, many employees wear the scars of work in fast food for life.
Ian Swanson, a Chicago 5th grader, has started a petition asking Ronald McDonald to stop hurting workers. You can sign it HERE.