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Dunkin’ Donuts facing furious backlash for posting racist sign targeting its own employees

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A local Baltimore Dunkin’ Donuts promised their customers a free pastry and coffee if they snitch on employees speaking in a foreign language.

The sign was sitting on the counter Monday morning, and immediately drew outrage from customers.

The sign says: “If you hear any of our staff shouting in a language other than English, please call 443-415-7775 immediately with the name of the employee to receive a coupon for free coffee and a pastry.”

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A statement from Dunkin’ Donuts, said the general manager acted in her ” personal judgment” to create a better in store experience.

“Dunkin’ Donuts and our franchises share the goal of creating a welcoming and hospitable environment for all guests. The franchise owner has informed us that the sign was posted by their general manager based on her own personal judgment to ensure those standards are being met,” the statement read. “While her intent was to address a customer service and satisfaction issue, the franchisee determined her approach was inappropriate and confirmed the sign has been removed.”

“They’re kind and courteous and do their job,” Reagan Greenberg, a customer told WBAL TV. “Even if they weren’t courteous, that’s no reason not to speak in their native language or any language they want to.”

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“It’s horrible. It’s the kind of thing you can expect in this climate, horrible things like that,” said Wesley, a customer.

 

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No let-up in French strikes as fresh turmoil hits weekend

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The most serious nationwide strike to hit France in years caused new weekend travel turmoil on Saturday, with unions warning the walkouts would last well into next week.

The challenge thrown to President Emmanuel Macron over his plans for radical pension reform has seen hundreds of thousands take to the streets and key transport services brought to a standstill.

The strikes, which began on Thursday, have recalled the winter of 1995, when three weeks of huge stoppages forced a social policy U-turn by the then-government.

Unions have vowed a second series of mass demonstrations nationwide on Tuesday after big rallies on Thursday and there is expected to be little easing of the transport freezes over the coming days.

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PG&E agrees to $13.5 billion payout for deadly California fires

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California's Pacific Gas and Electric will pay $13.5 billion to settle lawsuits over its role in a series of wildfires that killed scores of people and destroyed thousands of homes, the utility giant said Friday.

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Russia likely listened to Trump when he used unsecured phone to call Giuliani: security officials

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Russia likely learned of President Donald Trump’s Ukraine dealings months before they were exposed by a whistleblower report, because he used unsecured phone lines to speak with his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, current and former officials told The Washington Post.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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