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Franchising

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On May 20, 2015
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the system of franchising used by fast food companies, charging that it is designed to hold down wages unfairly. The union, which has been pushing to boost the pay of low-wage fast-food workers, said the current structure gives too much power […]

McDonald’s

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On May 9, 2015

Willard Scott as Ronald McDonald McDonald’s constant gimmicks to reinvent itself are ridiculous and hilarious. Yes, I’m sure breakfast bowls with kale are totally going to revolutionize th

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Worker Safety in Fast Food

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On March 18, 2015
This report shows just how unsafe working conditions are in the fast food industry. 79 percent of fast food workers were burned in the last year and 58 percent received multiple burns. Given the relatively open kitchen of the fast food restaurant, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why as there is a […]

Fast Food Wages

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On October 27, 2014

Why it’s almost as if fast food companies are lying when they say they have to keep wages low in order to survive! On a recent afternoon, Hampus Elofsson ended his 40-hour workweek at a Burger K

McDonald’s

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On October 15, 2014
Isn’t the real reason for McDonald’s slumping sales and potential slow decline that it makes a horrible burger and that a generation perhaps somewhat more sophisticated on food than the previous realized this? Whether a nouveau fast food joint like Five Guys or Shake Shack or In-n-Out–or just good old Wendy’s–there isn’t much reason to […]
Yesterday’s decision by National Labor Relations Board general counsel Richard Griffin declaring corporations joint employers of the workers in their franchises is a big, big deal. Couple of key rundowns from Steven Greenhouse, Alec MacGillis, and Seth Michaels. Effectively, Obama’s NLRB has moved the needle significantly toward some of the nation’s poorest and most exploited […]
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