On March 6, J-1 student guestworkers from around the world went on strike to expose exploitation and retaliation at McDonald’s restaurants in Central Pennsylvania. They joined U.S. workers and labor leaders in demanding that the fast food giant take responsibility for labor abuse at its restaurants.
McDonald’s refused to meet with the students about ending labor abuse—even when they delivered 100,000 petitions to the CEO’s doorstep.
The students supersized their campaign with a global day of action held on June 6, 2013. They and their allies worldwide demanded that McDonald’s end labor abuse and support freedom of association for all its workers worldwide.