The National Labor Relations Board’s Office of the General Counsel recently issued six complaints that allege McDonald’s USA is a joint employer with its franchisees under the National Labor Relations Act, BNA reported.
The six complaints involved 23 charges alleging unfair labor practices. This brings the total number of unfair labor practice charges filed against McDonald’s or its franchisees to 310.
NLRB’s general counsel ruled July 29 that McDonald’s is the joint employer of its franchisees’ employees, making the company liable for labor and wage violations by its franchise operators and easing the way for unionizing nationwide.
Of the 310 charges filed against McDonald’s, 54 are pending investigation and another 107 have been found to have merit, BNA reported. Another 149 have been closed.
Business groups, including the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), of which NATSO is a member, have criticized the NRLB for agency over-reach and for trampling on businesses to help organized labor reclaim market share.
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