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Mon Apr 1, 2019, 01:55 PM

 

Trump's Labor Department Does McDonald's Another Solid

Source: Huffington Post

The Trump administration is rolling out a plan that would help insulate big franchisers from allegations of wage theft.

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-labor-department-mcdonalds-joint-employers_n_5ca23793e4b014390a16741b



You know those feel good McDonald's adds about how they help their employees get their educations. I guess it's not McDonald's, it's the local franchise. McDonald's will have nothing to do with the local labor. All McDonald's has to do with the store is the name, a big cut of the profits, and none of the liability. It's good to be king.

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Reply Trump's Labor Department Does McDonald's Another Solid (Original post)
PeeJ52 Apr 2019 OP
Auggie Apr 2019 #1
sandensea Apr 2019 #2
Auggie Apr 2019 #5
sandensea Apr 2019 #6
Auggie Apr 2019 #7
sandensea Apr 2019 #8
PeeJ52 Apr 2019 #3
tanyev Apr 2019 #4
keithbvadu2 Apr 2019 #9

Response to PeeJ52 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 02:18 PM

1. Just say NO to McDonald's ...

beyond the unhealthiness of the food, it's also TASTELESS.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 02:37 PM

2. And they've been trying to use right-wing 3rd world regimes to export their labor model

From 2017:

Known in Argentina as the "McDonald's bill" after it was revealed that the U.S. based fast-food giant helped craft it, Macri's labor reform proposals seek a return to the lax labor law environment of the 1990s, when similar bills were passed in 1992 and 2000.

The work week rose from 40 to 48 hours, short-term trial employment was encouraged, and layoffs were made simpler and less costly.

But rather than create jobs, unemployment jumped from 7% in 1992 to 24% in 2002, and the incidence of unregistered workers doubled to 45%.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/110856844


The "McDonald's bill," thankfully, failed to obtain passage in Argentina's Congress - though Macri's been trying to impose it the same way his pal Cheeto does: by regulatory 'reinterpretation'.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 04:41 PM

5. That's McEvil!

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Response to Auggie (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 04:49 PM

6. And the result? A McCrisis

Or as they call it down there, a Macrisis.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 04:59 PM

7. I want to McPuke!

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Response to Auggie (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 05:20 PM

8. I'm sure Naomi Klein feels the same.

Klein, you'll recall, spent a lot of time in Argentina in the aftermath of the 2001 collapse - under neocon-sponsored policies not unlike the current ones (dramatized in her 2004 documentary, The Take).

Although Macri's are more punitive, because he seems to be deliberately bankrupting the country's economic base (80% prime rate, 3000% hike in utility rates in just 3 years, etc.).

Plus: unlike 2002, he's using the courts and police to prevent worker-run cooperatives from being established in the wake of mounting business closures. They literally smoke them out in the middle of the night if the laid-off employees try.

His pal Cheeto must be proud of him, no doubt.

Indeed, he ordered the IMF to give Argentina all the lending necessary to prevent an all-out peso collapse - but only until the elections (this October).

After that, God help them.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 04:00 PM

3. I agree... When I saw they started using kiosks for self ordering, I stopped.

 

EOM

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Response to PeeJ52 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 04:32 PM

4. Just how many free hamberders have they been giving to the White House?

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Response to PeeJ52 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 06:11 PM

9. Then, corporate will not be giving the stores legal support for lawsuits against the stores. Right?

Then, corporate will not be giving the stores legal support for lawsuits against the stores. Right?

After all, they would not be a party to the infractions.

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