Fast food employees to strike after viral video shows attack over straw

Daniel Taylor arrested in incident at Florida McDonald's

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A group of Florida fast food workers are striking after a female colleague was attacked by a customer.

A viral video shows Daniel Taylor grabbing Yasmine James' shirt and attempting to pull her over the counter after he asked for a straw at a St. Petersburg McDonald's last week. James hit him several times in the face.

Taylor was charged with two counts of simple battery. Police said he also kicked another worker.

The group Fight for $15 said it will strike during Tuesday's lunch rush to demand fast-food chains protect workers from safety threats.

McDonald's employee Gail Rogers said in a statement that she's is planning to strike because she doesn't feel safe on the job. She said workers are subjected to all types of behavior, including sexual harassment.
 

 

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