Bloomberg Radio: Marick Masters on importance of McDonald’s legal victory

McDonald’s won a big victory over whether it should share responsibility for alleged labor violations in its franchisees restaurants. Marick Masters, business professor at Wayne State University, says it’s an important decision for two basic reasons. “It has implications for the extent that unions can organize a sizable fraction of the work force. Mainly that fraction that is employed by franchisees. And that’s about 1.8 million workers. The second that reflects an overall pattern of recent activity on the part of the administration to expand managerial authority in both the private and public sector. And this facilitates the process of raising the cost of union organizing and making it much more difficult for unions to get traction across the board.”

 

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