Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) July 31, 2014
"HUGE victory for labor & fast food workers!" tweeted the Service Employees International Union. The union was responding to news as relayed in a The New York Times report that McDonald's corporate apparatus must address workers' complaints that they were fired or disciplined for participating in protests calling for higher wages. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/business/nlrb-holds-mcdonalds-not-just-franchisees-liable-for-worker-treatment.html
NEW YORK (AP) -- 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. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MCDONALDS_WORKERS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-07-29-18-23-39
In The Tainted Burger, the author writes, "I never stopped selling double cheeseburgers for a dollar and thirty cents. I continued to urge the co-operative to adopt a value platform, pay hourly employees fair wages and move away from the dollar menu to offset the cost of wage increases. No one broke ranks and joined me." http://www.amazon.com/The-Tainted-Burger-McDonalds-Franchise/dp/1499160364/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406755138&sr=8-1&keywords=the+tainted+burger
Five-star reviews continue to abound for The Tainted Burger-A McDonald's Franchise Owner's Tale. Glenn G. calls the book a must read and writes, "The author, Michael B Potts, provides an intriguing insight into numerous aspects of the corporate world and the resulting personal challenges. The story very effectively builds from his early experiences to a crescendo of converging corporate and social challenges."