J-1 Visa Workers Strike McDonald's in Pennsylvania

J-1 Visa Workers Strike McDonald's in Pennsylvania

"Alleging unpaid wages and repeated retaliation, McDonald’s workers in central Pennsylvania launched a surprise strike at 11 this morning.  The strikers are student guest workers from Latin America and Asia, brought to the United States under the controversial J-1 cultural exchange visa program.  Their employer is one of the thousands of McDonald’s franchisees with whom the company contracts to run its ubiquitous stores." - Josh Eidelson, Mar. 6, 2013.

National Guestworker Alliance press release, Mar. 6, 2013.