MANHATTAN MOMENT: Franchise owners deserve a break today from the Labor Board


By Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Washington Examiner

On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing on the National Labor Relations Board’s Christmas power grab.

For those who missed it, NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin announced in December that he had issued complaints against McDonald’s franchised restaurants and McDonald’s parent corporation as joint employers. The NLRB is charging McDonald’s USA and some 86 franchises (less than half of one percent of all McDonald’s 14,000 locations) with unfair labor practices in hearings in March.

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