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Detroit Free Press
Across the country Monday, nursing homes, fast food and cleaning workers gather to strike and demand more from their workplaces for Black’s life – including Detroit.
Workers at six nursing homes in Detroit will quit jobs to protest working conditions The black community has been targeted during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to news releases.
“Workers in six Detroit nursing homes will be out of work in protest at the three-pronged crisis facing the black community: the COVID-19 virus, the accompanying economic downturn, and the police epidemic and other racist violence,” the release said.
On July 19, Michigan reported 7,524 nursing homes with coronavirus, with 1,973 deaths. There were 3,679 staff cases and 22 deaths, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported.
According to news releases, strikes are planned in cities throughout the country including Boston, Chicago, Denver, Durham, Harrisburg, Hartford, Houston, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Martinsville, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Providence, Sacramento, Scranton, Seattle, St. Louis, St. Louis Paul, Toledo, Yakima and many more.
Workers at a local Detroit fast food restaurant will also quit work on Monday to advocate for the struggle to raise the state’s minimum wage to $ 15. The campaign, D15, is a union campaign that will strike workers at McDonald’s and aim for “companies proving that he respects Black’s life by raising wages, ensuring paid sick leave, and providing PPE and other workplace protection needed by front-line pandemic workers, “The release read.
The fast food strike will take place at 12:20 p.m. at McDonald’s, located at 20405 Conant Ave. in Detroit.
Homeworkers will go on strike at 2 pm, at the Hartford Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, located at 6700 W. Outer Drive in Detroit.
Other service workers will also participate in Monday’s strike by leaving their work for almost nine minutes to stand in solidarity with the black community. They will take the time to remember those who have been killed, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain and others who have lost their lives, the release said.
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