NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Some workers at a McDonald’s in Washington Heights walked off the job Friday, claiming they have been forced to work without air conditioning all summer long.
By Friday — the hottest day of a brutal heat wave that’s expected to end on Saturday — two cashiers at the store on 181st Street and Broadway had enough and walked off the job, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.
“In the middle of a heat wave like this, to be expected to stand in a hot kitchen with no air conditioning is inhumane and unsafe,” employee Jamne Izquierdo, who has worked in the store for eight years, said in a statement. “We are human beings. We’ve told McDonalds before that the air conditioning doesn’t work and that we can’t take the heat but they don’t listen to us. We can’t take it anymore. No one should have to work like this.”