McDonald’s guest workers around the country stage a surprise strike Wednesday. These workers were brought to central Pennsylvania from Latin America and Asia under the J-1 Cultural Exchange Visa program. It’s supposed to promote education and cultural exchange but advocates say the workers are treated like cheap labor and forced to live in poor conditions. Wednesday’s strike is similar to a 2011 strike in Derry Township where guest workers protested against working conditions at a plant contracted by the Hershey company.
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