Gov. Newsom, State Legislators Must Act to Protect, Empower Fast Food Workers

LA Watts Times | July 28, 2022

In January, Alejandro Garcia, a cashier, was shot and killed while working at a Taco Bell drive-thru in South L.A. He was working alongside his 19-year-old son.

In the months leading up to this tragedy, workers at the location allegedly asked management for common-sense safety measures: bullet proof windows, a panic button, and an earlier closing time. 

Workers’ demands were dismissed and worse, management implied that these measures wouldn’t make a difference since the McDonald’s across the street did not have these same measures.

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