The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board ruled this week that the overall McDonald's USA corporation could also be held liable, along with individual franchise owners, for violations of wage laws and working conditions.
It's a big boost for fast food workers, who, with supporters, have been pushing for an increase in the minimum wage and an end to their employers' violations of workers' rights to organize and bargain collectively.
The NLRB has tagged 43 cases of unfair labor practices against various McDonald's outlets as having grounds to move forward.
CWAers join St. Louis 735, a coalition of fast food workers and supporters, who are fighting for fair wages and the right to join a union. The staff of STL 735 are members of the United Media Guild, TNG-CWA Local 36047.