Skimm This: McDonald’s Strikes, Transgender Rights, and Office Sweaters

Published on: May 23, 2019fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round

It’s May 23rd. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Today, a bunch of McDonald’s fast food workers are going on strike for better pay, better working conditions, and answers on sexual harassment charges in the workplace. We’ll explain why McDonald’s says it’s not their beef.

  • Yesterday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development unveiled a proposal that would allow homeless shelters to turn away transgender women on religious grounds. We’ll tell you what that means.

  • 2020 candidate Kirsten Gillibrand released a proposal for the “Family Bill of Rights.” This is in line with a lot of her work in the Senate. She talked to theSkimm about it.

  • And finally: A new study shows that women work better and have better cognitive performance in warmer rooms. So turn down the AC and put that work sweater away.

theSkimm: 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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