Join Chicago fast food workers and community in a press conference and rally to tell the NLRB not to give McDonald’s a “Get Out of Jail Free Card”!
The Trump-appointed NLRB general counsel wants to settle a groundbreaking case that seeks to hold McDonald’s responsible for illegal action taken against workers who joined together to demand $15 and union rights.
By seeking a settlement with the company, the general counsel, Peter Robb, is bowing to pressure from McDonald’s and could be giving the company a get-out-of-jail free card for threatening, intimidating, harassing and even firing workers who stood up and demanded $15 an hour and union rights.
McDonald’s is the boss! It should be held accountable for the rights of workers at its franchised stores: this company controls everything from the speed of the drive-thru to the way workers fold customers’ bags. That’s why the federal government filed suit against McDonald’s in the first place. The only thing that’s changed is the fact that a Trump-appointee is now in charge and wants to settle the case under pressure from the world’s second largest employer.
After 150 days of trial and hundreds of hours of testimony, and with just two days of trial left remaining, the Trump administration is looking to settle the case because McDonald’s wants it to do so.
Instead of walking away from the case, the general counsel should allow the judge to rule. McDonald’s should not get away with its law breaking!