Taking Action: McDonald’s Strikes, HUD and Transgender Rights, and Office Sweaters

Taking Action: McDonald’s Strikes, HUD and Transgender Rights, and Office Sweaters

Skimm This - May 23, 2019 - 11:59

Some McDonald’s workers were on strike today … while the company held its annual shareholder meeting. Employees are asking for better pay, more say, union rights - oh and the higher ups addressing recent sexual harassment claims. We’ll tell you more about it. Meanwhile, the Department of Housing and Urban Development introduced a new proposal that would allow homeless shelters to turn away transgender people for religious reasons. And let shelters put transgender women in facilities with men instead of women. We’ll dive into it. Also on today’s episode: 2020 candidate Kirsten Gillibrand came out with a proposal for a “Family Bill of Rights” and a new study that will help defrost the office tension.

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