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Salon, April 4, 2013, Thursday


April 4, 2013, Thursday

Salon (full article)

Fast food workers plan surprise strike

“The franchise structure makes it easier for McDonald’s or the other food chains to just cut a franchise loose and say they’re not responsible,” said Kate Bronfenbrenner, who directs labor education and research at Cornell. That’s because it’s the thousands of individual store franchisee-owners who legally employ workers, but it’s the corporate headquarters that actually calls the shots.