Electability is the biggest buzzword of the 2020 cycle. It?s what Democrats say they prize above all else: a nominee who can defeat Donald Trump. But it's also a code word. It tends to mask a racialized assumption about which Americans a candidate needs to win over in order to qualify as ?electable?: that is, white voters who don?t live in big coastal cities.
A group of employees from 13 McDonald?s restaurants in Chicago filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the company?s drive for profits puts workers at ?daily risk? of physical attack by dangerous customers. In the lawsuit filed in Cook County court, the 17 workers say McDonald?s has failed to protect them from what they say is a ?citywide and nationwide? pattern of violence and that police respond to more than 20 911 calls every day regarding Chicago McDonald?s restaurants.