Mainstream media, attorneys, and business owners are discussing the meaning and impact of a two paragraph press release issued by the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which is the “prosecuting arm” of the NLRB. In the press release, the General Counsel indicated he has authorized the issuance of unfair labor practice (ULP) complaints against franchisor McDonald’s USA, LLC for the actions of its franchisees.
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In a case which will interest public and private sector employers alike, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, District Council 87 v. Pa. Labor Relations Bd., the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is poised to address important issues regarding the subcontracting of public sector bargaining unit work to private sector contractors.
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