Jun 12, 2019 - Politics & Policy

McDonald's sexual harassment claims: 2020 candidates urge firm to act

 Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) attends a press conference on July 24, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Four 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls signed a letter on Tuesday calling on McDonald’s to do more to address sexual harassment allegations.

Details: Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) are among 8 senators, led by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who signed the letter to McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook expressing concern about "unsafe and intolerable work conditions" at the company.

The big picture: 25 McDonald's employees filed sexual harassment charges against their employer last month. McDonald's claims it is developing anti-harassment measures, but employees at last month's announcement said they had seen no evidence of any changes, and the senators say they "remain troubled" that procedures may fall short.

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