Pregnant worker fired after participating in strike, speaking out about low-wages and poor job conditions
Oakland, CA – Dozens of fast food workers will stand together tomorrow to demand their colleague Ilda Amador be reinstated to her job at Jack in the Box. Ilda is an emerging leader in the growing movement of low-wage workers to secure decent wages and working conditions on the job, and her firing is a clear act of retaliation by the fast food giant designed to scare workers from speaking out on the job.
On Tuesday, December 17th, charges were filed with the National Labor Relations Board citing Jack in the Box’s wrongful discrimination against Ilda.
The unfair treatment of Ilda includes cutting her hours after the employer learned she was pregnant.
Ilda’s termination now comes after she testified to lawmakers in Sacramento about how the fast food industry’s low wages force workers like her to rely on public assistance and participated in a statewide strike to draw public attention to the conditions fast food workers face, and spoke out against the fast food giant’s wrongful termination of immigrant workers.
Dozens of Bay Area fast food workers
Stand together to demand Ilda Amador be reinstated to her Jack in the Box job.
Friday, December 20, 2013, 12Noon
Jack in the Box
6510 Telegraph Ave.