Skip to comments.ISTOOK: Get ready for super-priced burgers due to NLRB decree
Posted on 07/30/2014 1:29:30 PM PDT by jazusamo
Once again, one man has dictated a major change of federal law that can cost American families dearly.
It may double the price of your Big Mac, Whopper, fried chicken, donuts or other purchases at your local fast-food restaurant.
Wheres the beef coming from? Surprise! This time its neither President Obama nor Attorney General Eric Holder who is twisting the law like a pretzel from Auntie Annes. Its Obama appointee Richard Griffin, the presidents hand-picked choice for the all-powerful position as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Mr. Griffin has declared that millions of Americans who work for franchise restaurants arent merely employees of the business owners, regardless of what their paychecks and the tax records say. Reversing decades of clear legal precedents, he declares that from now on they are the joint employees of McDonalds and the other big franchise companies as well as the local store owners.
Now the big labor bosses no longer would face the challenge of trying to organize each separate restaurant into a local bargaining unit. They can go after all staff at all the Pizza Huts, all the KFCs or all the Starbucks at the same time.
Never mind that local franchisors hire and fire their own people. Mr. Griffin treats the operations as though they are identical photo-copies from a FedEx Kinkos franchise.
The unions top goal is to double starting pay from the minimum wage of $7.25 a hour to $15 an hour. Expect the price of a burger and fries to be super-sized along with the wages. The Service Employees International Union and United Food and Commercial Workers already have extensive multimillion-dollar corporate pressure campaigns up and running, which they call the Fight for 15.
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Great. So now there isn’t even that option to pay the workers a government-mandated “minimum wage”.
Wow. I guess the whole franchise model just went kaput. Does this mean that the corporate liability for an employee just went from the franchisee to the corporation? I am sure that all of the franchise operators—from fast food to hotels—are going to love that.
They idiots in Obama’s government are Chicago thugs at their finest. This guy looks like a first class tool.
And McDonalds and other such outfits will simply convert to burger making bots (which already exist) instead.
He did not give them card check, so Obama owed the unions bigtime. He had to give them this in order to keep his giant cash machine humming.
Somebody get a rope.
So what is the appeal procedure for all the fast food chains to oppose this in court? Der Fuhrer ist running amok.
Everybody will pay this fresh inflation tax.
When Bush was president, a position at a fast food place was a “McJob” according to Polosi. Now it is supposed to be a long time career choice where it will be next to impossible to fire a worthless employee.
Yep, the unions will see to it.
A whole lot of executive orders and fascist decrees are going to have to be nullified in January 2017.
Anyone who thought the average McDonald’s was overstaffed will no longer have that opinion.
Doesn’t this have huge implications? Does this turn franchise business law on its head, apart from the issues dealing with employees?
The franchise model is based on each franchise being individually owned and operated.
If we’re saying that this is not the case anymore with employees, then does a franchise owner really own his/her business? Is he/she really a contractor of the corporate parent????
This decision has huge implications for other areas of business law.
And to think, we are truly into government by decree, government by bureaucratic decision, not government by laws passed by Congress or the states .
Here comes automated service.
I think if we look at all the forced Union paychecks and the number of auto recalls we can see now, it gives way to knowing that more money does not a better worker or product make.
I expect less quality food even thought there is more pay.
Chick-fil-a is franchised.
In-n-out is not.
So what happens if McDonalds decides to name all of their restaurants owned by a franchisee named Gaylord as McDONALD’S/gaylord? Don’t laugh. This is exactly what the megasized Japanese corporation which I used to work for did with a unit of the company which specialized in making internal documents to avoid the union scale benefits. They did the same thing with a number of other company units.
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