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Labor ruling says employees can only have one boss

by Andy Uhler Dec 15, 2017
The National Labor Relations Board has overturned an Obama-era ruling that had made it easier for workers at franchise businesses to form unions.
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How McDonald's serves as a refuge for local communities

by David Brancaccio Jul 27, 2017
For some, the fast food giant allows them to connect with others.
A 1955 Ford, left, and a 1955 Oldsmobile are parked in the lot of the McDonald's museum in Des Plaines, IL. 
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Is McDonald's at fault for franchisee labor practices?

by Sally Herships Oct 6, 2016
A new trend in labor law says companies can be held accountable when problems occur
McDonald's restaurant is seen September 10, 2016 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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Investors want McDonald's out of real estate

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Aug 25, 2015
Amid continued declining sales, Mickey D’s is urged to sell some property.

Franchising pies without losing the secret ingredient

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Mar 30, 2015
LA chain the Pie Hole wrestles with expanding while remaining authentic.
Kai Ryssdal stands at the counter of The Pie Hole in downtown Los Angeles.
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Owners of franchises may get more control

by Marketplace Contributor Aug 18, 2014
California may make it harder for companies to break with franchise owners.

How the McDonald's ruling impacts the franchise industry

by Noel King Jul 30, 2014
It's not yet clear how the NLRB's decision will affect other companies.
The National Labor Relations Board ruled McDonald's could be held "jointly liable" for labor and wage violations made by its franchise owners.
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What it costs to become a fast food franchisee

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Feb 28, 2014
Quiznos is reportedly close to filing for bankruptcy. One problem is unhappy franchisees. So what's it take to open a fast food store?