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Senators urge NLRB to advance McDonald’s joint-employer case

Joe Mont | March 13, 2018

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is leading a group of five senators who wrote to Peter Robb, general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, requesting that he allow the trial in the McDonald's joint-employer case to proceed so that a judge may rule on the fast food giant’s liability.

The McDonald's case, which involves allegations that the company unlawfully harassed and fired workers organizing for higher wages, has been in trial before an administrative law judge for two years and could affect the collective bargaining rights of millions of franchise workers across the country.

The letter, also signed by Senators Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), comes after the NLRB vacated its decision...

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