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The SEIU Petitions the FTC to Investigate the 'Abusive and Predatory' Franchise Industry
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News and Articles About Unions
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.
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.
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.
The McDonald's Fight That Could Change Franchising
An ongoing fight between McDonald's and labor unions has entered a key phase this week.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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