U.S. activists set aside day to remember transgender victims of violence
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 Layleen Cubilette-Polanco had experienced some rough patches in her 27 years but had tried to change course, seeking to switch out of previous jobs as a go-go dancer and sex worker for employment in places like McDonald's and Walgreens, her sister said.
5 Quotes From Influential Transgender People. Every year on Nov. 20, the United States observes Transgender Day of Remembrance. The day is meant to honor those transgender people who lost their lives in acts of anti-transgender violence. In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, here are five...
CBC reported that McDonald’s ended its Canadian trial of Beyond Meat in April with no plans to continue. According to Business Insider, the plant-based burger dropped as much as 10% because of the news. While Beyond Meat said in an email they were “pleased with the test,” a JPMorgan analyst said usually if a test goes well, it doesn’t end. Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown said the plan with McDonald’s hasn’t changed. Despite the recent drop, Beyond Meat is up more than 90% year-to-date.
McDonald Black franchisees say they earn less per month than average. According to Business Insider they're right. As of late 2019, McDonald's Black franchisees netted $68,000 less a month when compared to McDonald's overall franchisee average. The gap has more than doubled in recent years. Some insiders say McDonald's is making new efforts to address inequalities.
McDonald's intends to hire 260,000 workers in the summer. Business Insider reports that the hiring boom will come as states and counties continue the reopening process. McDonalds adopted 50 new safety procedures during the pandemic. The company did fever screenings after employees were upset about pay and safety protections. Employees have the chance to participate in Archway Opportunity, McDonald's education assistance, and career advising program.
Business Insider reports that Walgreens has halted its share buyback program. The pharmacy chain revealed it plans to cut 4,000 jobs after reporting worse-than-expected third-quarter figures. The drugstore giant lost $1.95 per share over the period. Thats $1.71 billion overall. The company's Boots UK division saw same-store sales nosedive 48% over the period. The reason? Walgreens says quarantine orders "compelled consumers to consolidate shopping into grocers.
Business Insider reports that Walgreens and CVS Health will no longer lock away beauty products for Black women and other people of color. CVS Health told Business Insider, "We are taking steps in our stores to ensure that no hair, beauty or personal care products for communities of color are kept in locked displays or shelving units." Walgreens echoed a similar sentiment to the Associated Press.