Bloomberg Law
July 18, 2018, 4:45 PMUpdated: July 18, 2018, 8:05 PM

McDonald’s Will Remain Locked in Labor Battle With Fight for $15 (1)

Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter

A labor board judge July 18 rejected an agreement proposed by McDonald’s Corp. to settle a closely watched dispute over union rights and pay in a 42-page opinion that was an effective rebuke of the fast-food giant’s offer.

Administrative law Judge Lauren Esposito said the settlement offer lacks “certain fundamental elements” and suggested that McDonald’s “purposefully delayed” the case until the National Labor Relations Board was under more management-friendly, Republican control. NLRB top prosecutor Peter Robb’s (R) decision to move for a settlement in the dispute after 155 days of trial and just before the close of hearings is “incomprehensible,” ...

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