Breaking: National Labor Relations Board Makes Landmark Ruling

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that companies employing workers through staffing agencies, subcontractors, or franchisees can be held responsible for the conditions those workers face on the job, the New York Times reported Thursday.

Kendall Fells, organizing director of the Fight for $15, reacted to the ruling: “McDonald’s is the boss – that’s true by any standard. The company controls everything from the speed of the drive-thru to the way workers fold customers’ bags. It’s common sense that McDonald’s should be held accountable for the rights of workers at its franchised stores.”