Thursday, July 31, 2014

Isotook: Get Ready for Super-priced Hamburgers Due to NLRB Decree

Istook: Get Ready for Super-priced Burgers Due to NLRB Decree

Imagine servers asking customers whether they want original, crispy or super-priced chicken. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)KFC

You need to read this article.  If things go according to Richard Griffin, whom President Obama hand-picked to be the General Counsel to the General Counsel of NLRB (National Labor Relations Board), then the prices of hamburgers at such fast-food restaurants as McDonalds or Burger King or fried chicken at such joints as KFC could rise dramatically and that could affect many families.  Griffin said employees who work for franchisers such as McDonalds or KFC aren't merely employees of their business owners.  Instead, according to Griffin, they are not joint employees of McDonalds and other franchise companies as well as local store owners.  It would collective bargaining union style. One of the top goals of these negotiators is to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour.  If that were to happen, then business at these fast-food places would drop considerably because many families wouldn't want to pay very high prices for burgers, fries, and a coke, for example.  Prices for a hamburger is high enough.  If the wage were to increase to $15 an hour for many of these employees, business would be adversely affected.  Click on to read the article.

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