Unions

News and Articles About Unions

The SEIU Petitions the FTC to Investigate the 'Abusive and Predatory' Franchise Industry
Franchises

The SEIU Petitions the FTC to Investigate the 'Abusive and Predatory' Franchise Industry

The partnership between the union and franchisees is far from over.
Kate Taylor
Why the NLRB Says This Franchise Isn't a Joint Employer, But McDonald's Is
Joint Employer

Why the NLRB Says This Franchise Isn't a Joint Employer, But McDonald's Is

The franchise industry just got a clue to untangling a knotty problem.
Kate Taylor
New Report Reinforces How Risky Franchising Can Really Be
Loans

New Report Reinforces How Risky Franchising Can Really Be

There's no easy path to success. Even one in six franchisees who land SBA loans wind up with failing businesses.
Kate Taylor
Service Workers Union Allies With Franchisees, Drawing Ire of Franchise Industry
Franchises

Service Workers Union Allies With Franchisees, Drawing Ire of Franchise Industry

The Service Employees International Union launched a franchisee-focused initiative, as the International Franchise Association reaffirms franchisees' satisfaction with the system.
Kate Taylor
The McDonald's Fight That Could Change Franchising
Legal Issues

The McDonald's Fight That Could Change Franchising

An ongoing fight between McDonald's and labor unions has entered a key phase this week.
Kate Rogers
McDonald's Employees Claim They Were Told to Put Mustard on Burns and Keep Working
McDonalds

McDonald's Employees Claim They Were Told to Put Mustard on Burns and Keep Working

Backed by a minimum-wage activist group, employees that suffered severe burns on the job have filed complaints against the chain in 19 cities.
Kate Taylor
Entrepreneurs Land in the Unions' Cross Hairs
Labor laws

Entrepreneurs Land in the Unions' Cross Hairs

New labor law regulations shorten the time period for holding an election after a petition is filed. Employers may want to take proactive steps.
Jonathan Segal
Are Minimum-Wage Activists Trying to Kill the Franchise Model in Seattle?
Franchise

Are Minimum-Wage Activists Trying to Kill the Franchise Model in Seattle?

The International Franchise Association claims Seattle's new minimum wage law discriminates against franchisees, and says it's all one labor union's fault.
Kate Taylor
Kidnapping by Goodyear Workers Union Proves It's No Fun Being the Boss in France
Growth Strategies

Kidnapping by Goodyear Workers Union Proves It's No Fun Being the Boss in France

As if the French president's plan to make companies pay ultra-high taxes on millionaire salaries weren't bad enough, businesses have to worry about kidnapping and extortion -- by their own workers.
Brian Patrick Eha
Fast-Food Workers Protest for Higher Pay, Unionization
Franchises

Fast-Food Workers Protest for Higher Pay, Unionization

Whether the walk-off in New York this week will have impact remains to be seen, but the dispute is continuing to echo on social media.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin