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NLRB Judge Listens to Arguments for and against McDonald’s Settlement

In a hearing last Thursday, Administrative Law Judge Lauren Esposito listened to arguments from McDonald's Corporation attorney and the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board on why the giant hamburger franchisor's settlement agreement should be approved to let it off the hook of being a joint employer with its franchisees on labor violations. But workers' advocates adamantly disagreed.

McDonald’s Rushes Settlement to Avoid 'Joint Employer' Ruling, Judge Says No Approval Yet

Workers at McDonald's franchises demonstrate against franchisor McDonald's Corp.
Fight for $15: Workers protest NLRB settling with McDonald’s on labor violations

McDonald's Corporation [NYSE:MCD] yesterday raced to submit its settlement agreement to the National Labor Relations Board prior to the deadline set by the NLRB. McDonald's is fighting against claims of unfair labor practices as a "joint employer" from its franchisees' workers.

Andrew Puzder Confirmation for Labor Secretary a Hard Sell

Andy Puzder
Anti-Puzder photo from Union's Fight for $15

Ten days before the U.S. Senate holds its confirmation hearing on Andrew Puzder as President Trump's nomination for Labor Secretary, there is no shortage of opposition. Puzder is the CEO of the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants.

Fight for $15 Day of Disruption Protests Lives Up to Its Name

As Fight for $15 launched its "Day of Disruption" protest across the country on Tuesday, November 29, marking its fourth anniversary when 200 fast-food workers first walked off their jobs at dozens of restaurants across New York City demanding $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to form a union without retaliation, the event was not without pandemonium.

Fight for $15 Low-Wage Workers Ready to Strike in 340 Cities November 29

At precisely 6 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, tens of thousands of low wage workers under the "Fight for $15" movement for higher minimum wage and union rights vow to kick start their most disruptive protest yet in 340 cities. That includes some 20 major airports, servicing 2 million passengers a day.

Workers File 15 EEOC Complaints against McDonald’s Claiming Sexual Harassment

(Photo from FightFor$15 Facebook page)

While McDonald's promotes its zero tolerance for workplace sexual harassment in its 14,000 restaurants across the country, 15 female workers claim the hamburger chain is not enforcing its policy. To prove it they have filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, not only against the franchisor but also against franchisees.

US, European, Labor Unions Support Probe into McDonald’s Tax-Avoidance Structure

McDonald's worker
Striker: “McDonald's can easily afford to give us a raise." photo/Fightfor$15

An international trade union coalition representing 32 million workers has again expressed its strong support for European governments to beef up their investigation into McDonald's corporate structure that allowed it to register a cumulative revenue of €3.7 billion between 2009 and 2013, on which it reported only €16 million in taxes.

Fight for $15 Workers to Stage Protest during Presidential Debate

Low Wage Workers' Protest (Photo: $Fight for $15)

NEW YORK - Thousands of workers from New York and beyond will wage a major protest at tonight's Presidential Debate at Hofstra University, demanding a $15 an hour minimum wage and union rights.

Low-Wage Workers Hold First-Ever ‘Fight for $15’ Convention

RICHMOND, Virginia – Thousands of low-wage workers from around the country took to the street in Richmond, Virginia last weekend in the sweltering heat, ending their first-ever "Fight-for-$15" Convention at which they vowed to hold elected officials accountable during the election season and beyond to build an economy that works for everyone.

NLRB: In-N-Out Can’t Stop Workers from Wearing ‘Fight for $15’ Buttons

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that the In-N-Out Burger chain cannot order its employees to stop wearing "Fight for $15" buttons while on duty at restaurants. Although the chain consists of company-owned burger restaurants, the reason given by the administrative law judge might be surprising to franchisors and franchisees.