Fast food workers strike to fight for their livelihoods
Fast food industry workers in Los Angeles are holding fast food pizza strike to protest their unfair treatment.
The fast food industry has made significant strides to expand and maintain its foothold in the city, but a new fast food worker strike is forcing workers to confront their struggles and fight to make sure their jobs and wages are not affected by a food-borne illness.
The Los Angeles Times reports that workers at Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and Burger King are participating in the strike.
The strike is a direct response to the city of Los Angeles Department of Public Health (DPH) decision to approve Fast Food Pizza, a pizza chain with over 300 locations in the U.S.
Fast food workers in the state have been staging a fast food strike to oppose the company’s fast food and fast food restaurants, which have been deemed safe to serve.
The workers have been working to pressure the city to allow Pizza Hut to operate as an employer under a contract, while also demanding better working conditions for the workers, like health and safety protection.
A DPH spokesperson told the Los Angeles Daily News that Pizza Hut was granted approval for its proposed fast food restaurant as long as the company complied with all state and federal health and occupational safety and health and environmental laws.
Pizza Hut is currently operating five locations in Los Angles and is working on a fourth location in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Felize.
A fourth location will open in Los Altos Hills later this year.
Fast Food Pizza is expected to open in the summer of 2019.
The DPH’s approval of the franchise comes as the state continues to battle a nationwide outbreak of the H1N1 coronavirus.
Last month, the state declared a state of emergency in the area, where there are more than 200 confirmed cases of coronaviruses and another 150 confirmed cases in the San Diego area.