Another Obama Era Abuse Has Been Blocked!

It was considered by owners of franchises and sellers of franchises to be one of the biggest union abuses of collective power. It was granted during the Obama years and seemed to be designed to give access to the big money pockets. The union did their best to use it. Where did the $15 movement come from?

As Written and Reported By Jazz Shaw for Hot Air:

This isn’t getting anywhere near the same amount of oxygen in the news cycle as the Net Neutrality story, but it certainly should be.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under the tenure of Barack Obama was busy handing out all sorts of goodies to the unions which finance most Democratic political campaigns. One particular burr under the collective, conservative saddle was a new “reinterpretation” of rules regarding the obligations of larger corporations who authorize the operation of franchises under their name. I wrote about this back in 2015 when the rule was originally finalized and it was a deplorable situation. The NLRB was basically trying to hold parent companies responsible for acting as the HR departments for all of their privately owned and managed franchises and subcontractors. This was an obvious backdoor for collective bargaining agreements and the biggest targets of the Democrats on this front were in the fast food industry. (McDonald’s actually only owns about 30% of the restaurants you see. The rest are franchised.)

Now, with some new, Trump appointed blood at the NLRB, that rule has been reversed. (NLRB website)

In a 3-2 decision (link is external), the National Labor Relations Board today overruled the Board’s 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries, 362 NLRB No. 186 (2015) (“Browning-Ferris”), and returned to the pre–Browning Ferris standard that governed joint-employer liability.

In all future and pending cases, two or more entities will be deemed joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) if there is proof that one entity has exercised control over essential employment terms of another entity’s employees (rather than merely …….


The NLRB just blocked one of the worst union abuses from the Obama era – Hot Air Hot Air

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