This ruling means that workers at a franchise location can unionize and negotiate with the parent company.
McDonald’s is announcing plans to raise its minimum wage to “an average of $9.90 an hour.”
Is a McMuffin a better value than a Big Mac?
In the “almost too ludicrous to be true and yet completely believable” category: McDonald’s, who is still in the process of suing the City of Seattle so it will be able to put off paying workers $15 an hour for a few more years, is now in the public attention for a new rash of health and safety complaints.
Get your couture pop in various celebrity-themed designs, including Hello Kitty, The Pussycat Dolls, Mel B (I knew the Spice Girls would be involved somewhere), and Kylie and Kendall Jenner.
Deutsche Bank has created a Cheap Date Index (okay sure, rolling with it), wherein they measure the cost of burgers and a movie in different cities across the world. Included in the cost are cab rides, McDonald’s burgers (the great international unifier, apparently), soft drinks, two movie tickets, and ‘a couple of beers.’ NBC News is on it:
Sarah Jaffe has an opinion piece in The Washington Post about the way the labor strikes has been covered in the media—often not at all, or placing emphasis on poor, low-wage workers as “some exotic Other rather than our neighbors, our family members and ourselves.”
Basically, the group is free to meet and stay to socialize as long as they want, but not during the busy lunch hours.