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August 9, 2014 11:00 AM

Union model is just as outdated as our labor laws

The Official Blog Spouse was on Melissa Harris-Perry’s show recently to talk about a variety of topics, including the recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board that McDonald’s is a joint employer with its franchise owners, and it can therefore be jointly charged in labor disputes. As I have previously noted, this potentially opens the door to unionizing fast-food franchises, which would be a major change in labor law and the franchise market.

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