Sending Office: Honorable Katherine M. Clark
Sent By:
Danielle.Fulfs@mail.house.gov

This letter is supported by: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Fight for $15, National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Deadline Extended: Friday, July 19, COB

Current cosigners: Carson, Cisneros, Dingell, Espaillat, Hill (CA), Jayapal, Khanna, Kuster, Lee (CA), Levin (MI), McGovern, Meeks, Neal, Norton, Omar, Pocan, Pressley, Sánchez, Schakowsky, Serrano, Trahan, Vargas, Velázquez

Dear Colleague,

Please join me in sending a letter to the CEO of McDonald’s Corporation requesting more information on their efforts to reduce instances of sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

There have been a number of complaints filed by McDonald’s workers across the country alleging a range of serious misconduct, from explicit sexual remarks from other workers, in many cases including management, to attempted sexual assault. Many of these
workers notified management, but they were either ignored or retaliated against in emotionally and economically detrimental ways.

In the letter copied below, we are seeking information on the details of the company’s new anti-discrimination and harassment program, including information on how workers were consulted throughout the development process. We would also like to know whether
the program will apply to all locations, including franchises, as well as more detail on the timeline for its implementation.

In the era of #MeToo, we must stand with workers and push employers to make positive, sustained changes that will ensure that workers can be free from discrimination and harassment in the workplace. With any questions or to sign the letter, please email
Danielle Fulfs (danielle.fulfs@mail.house.gov) or call 5-2836.

Sincerely,

KATHERINE CLARK
Member of Congress

JACKIE SPEIER
Member of Congress

July XX, 2019

Mr. Steve Easterbrook
Chief Executive Officer
McDonald’s Corporation
110 N. Carpenter Street
One McDonald’s Plaza
Chicago, IL 60607

Dear Mr. Easterbrook:

We write to urge the McDonald’s Corporation to engage in a serious dialogue with its workers regarding complaints of pervasive sexual harassment. As one of the country’s largest employers, McDonald’s has an opportunity to be a leader in the prevention of
sexual harassment and discrimination.

We are aware of numerous complaints filed by McDonald’s workers around the country alleging a range of serious misconduct, from explicit sexual remarks from other workers, in many cases including management, to attempted sexual assault. Many of these workers
notified management, but they were either ignored or retaliated against in emotionally and economically detrimental ways. The severity and number of allegations point to a cultural problem that needs to be addressed in order to protect the dignity and safety
of McDonald’s workers.

While members of Congress are working to ensure that anti-harassment and discrimination laws are updated and enforced, industry leaders also have a responsibility to implement forward-thinking, comprehensive policies that create safe and healthy workplaces
for all workers. We were glad to hear that the McDonald’s Corporation is working with RAINN to develop a program to combat harassment, but some questions remain. We would appreciate additional information on the details of the program and how workers were
consulted throughout the development process. We would also like to know whether the program will apply to all locations, including franchises, as well as more detail on the timeline for its implementation.

The McDonald’s Corporation owes it to its workers and customers to ensure that everyone who wears the McDonald’s uniform is able to work in a safe environment, free from harassment and discrimination. We urge you to engage directly with workers throughout
this discussion, as they are the ones who have been and will be impacted by anti-harassment and discrimination policies. We look forward to receiving your response.

Sincerely,

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