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The New Gilded Age Marches On

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On February 26, 2020
Donald Trump once again has defeated neoliberalism: The National Labor Relations Board announced a new regulation on Tuesday that makes it harder to challenge companies over their labor practices, potentially affecting the rights of millions of workers. The rule, which will take effect on April 27, scales back the responsibility of companies like McDonald’s for […]
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McDonald’s and Franchising

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On August 31, 2015
You may have some questions about just how McDonald’s runs its franchising operations and why the company is the focus of so much attention with the NLRB’s Browning decision from last week. Of course, franchising can mean a lot of different things with a number of varying arrangements. In the case of McDonald’s, the company […]

Browning Commentary

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On August 31, 2015

There was a lot of good commentary late last week to the NLRB decision in the Browning-Ferris case, ruling that joint employer status applied to this contractor for the purpose of unionization and oth

Joint Employers

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On August 27, 2015

In a major victory against the obscuring of employers in order to disempower workers, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that corporations who use contractors and franchises are the joint em

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 […]
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