McDo’s and McDon’ts: The Recent Ruling by the National Labor Relations Board
The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that McDonald’s (and subsequently all other fast-food chains and franchises) is subject to corporate penalties based on violations made by individual store fronts.
1. Expect to see your local burger joints undergo major changes.
Now that this ruling has been passed, the way these businesses will run will greatly affect your experience as a customer. For example, now that McDonald’s is being held liable for each individual store’s appearance and codes of conduct, they’ll begin to make major renovations both physically and in terms of public relations.
2. You may start to receive better quality service at the drive through.
With the new system in place, McDonald’s employees will find themselves in a makeshift union. For many this means finally feeling like a valued member of a working environment instead of a fry-slinging, minimum wage emotional punching bag to anyone who has an extra dollar or two. By protecting their rights, the NLRB has now given employees something to smile about.
3. Lots of angry mobs (and by mobs we mean political pundits).
As with any major change in law, the big shots on every new channel will have heated discussions on the positives and negatives of both sides. However, only time will tell what effects these changes will really have on the economy and your fast-food bingeing. I detail more pertinent business tactics in my award winning and best-selling book, “Sell Your Business For More Than It’s Worth”.
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