Skip to comments.McDonald's Could Be Liable for Labor Practices ("Joint employer," Obama's NLRB jumps the shark)
Posted on 07/29/2014 11:13:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
McDonald's is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants. The National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday that the world's biggest hamburger chain could be named as a joint employer in several complaints regarding worker rights at franchise-owned restaurants. The decision is pivotal because it could expose McDonald's Corp. to liability for management practices in those locations.
It also comes as protests for higher pay have captured national attention, with labor groups calling for pay of $15 an hour and the right to unionize. Organizers had been pushing to get McDonald's named as a joint employer at franchised restaurants, a move intended to give them a centralized and powerful target.
In the U.S., the vast majority of McDonald's more than 14,000 restaurants are owned and operated by franchisees.....
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We have officially joined the list of Banana Republics.
Extortion has become national policy.
If the NLRB wins this case, that means the end of privately owned franchises in any business in America.
What in the HELL make the employees think that the UNION will get
them 15.00 an hour, ask grocery store employees they get MINIMUM
WAGE from the food workers union, managers get more but the worker
bees are at min wage!!!!!!
I will miss McDonalds...
Oh well been planning on eating more from home and all...
> Extortion has become national policy.
And the American people will pay the fees...as usual
Obama is focused like a laser creating jobs again!
Its true what the libs say. He is an f’ing genius.
I heard many years ago that McDs is a big financial supporter
of the Rats. What happen, they been too slow their payoffs?
Guess that they did not get the memo. Dues are up....
Destroyers of commerce.
Obama won’t be satisfied until he’s destroyed the United States’ economy and ushered in his own bizarre form of Marxist revolution.
McDonald’s will become fully automated in the next two years. No people required, except to clean the place up make repairs as needed.
Everyone here knew what the Dips--t-in-Chief was talking about when he spoke of the "fundamental transformation" of America.
I hope the LIVs are enjoying it.
If I had been considering investing in a fast food franchise, I would have dropped the notion months ago. Employees would either be resentful and disgruntled because I was cheating them out of their $15 or I would be forced to pay them $15. No way, no how.
If somebody wants to make $15/hour, let them do something worth $15/hour. Until then they should be thankful for the work they have.
Robot hamburger factory makes 360 Gourmet Burgers every hour...
The more modern systems will even simulate spit on your fries or taking a bite out of your hamburger before serving it to you!
There will even be robot cleaners. Robot floor cleaners are already available.
I could see fast food become drive-through only. Have a touch screen to place your order, swipe your card to pay for it, and it will be ready at the pick up window.
When it does get like that, I won’t buy until I can afford a robot that can travel on it’s own and make purchases for me.
Just like how the UAW unionizes workers across car makers, and SEIU unionizes workers across hotel chains, now they want to unionize workers across McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, etc.
We have been eating from home ever since early 2009. McDonalds has already become one of those luxuries we don't afford.
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