Workers at Oakland McDonald’s File Lawsuit for Unsafe Working Conditions

The McDonald's sign against the blue sky.
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McDonald’s Workers Sue

Four McDonald’s workers are suing the McDonald’s on 4514 Telegraph Ave. in North Oakland. Several workers from this franchise were ill and tested positive for COVID-19. The four plaintiffs say the managers pressured them to continue going to work, possibly leading to more infections among staff, family members, and patrons. One plaintiff stated that she did not receive any sick pay leave and also does not have health insurance through her work. Read more from the SF Chronicle‘s article here.

Oakland Airport Has Uptick in Passengers In May Compared to April

Passengers traveling through Oakland Airport doubled from April to May 2020. According to the Port of Oakland, there were 105,593 passengers in May compared to 45,819 passengers in April. This still pales in comparison to the previous year, where there were 1,136,370 passengers in April 2020, according to the Port.

Get Free COVID-19 Tests in Oakland

It is easier now to get tested for COVID-19. The Oakland Post has a good list of seven free test sites in Oakland. Several are “walk-up” and/or drive through sites (i.e. you don’t need an appointment), and many take place outdoors. You can also fill out the forms ahead of time and make an appointment, which may make the wait a little shorter once you arrive.

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Momo Chang is a freelance journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Oakland Voices Co-Director. Her work focuses on healthcare, immigration, education, Asian American communities, food and culture. She is a former staff writer at the Oakland Tribune. Momo has received journalism awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting and the Asian American Journalists Association, among others. Her work has appeared in the East Bay Express, San Francisco Chronicle, Wired, and The New York Times. Momo is primarily a print journalist who also produces audio and visual stories for documentary film and radio. She is a Senior Contributing Editor for Hyphen and formerly the Content Manager at the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

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