Labor is testing whether California's new fast-food wage-setting process would work elsewhere

Working Lunch: Minneapolis is essentially testing the portability of the controversial Golden State model.


Negotiations between Starbucks and its employees' union are set to begin

Simultaneously, the coffee chain's U.S. Supreme Court case commences Tuesday. It challenges certain of the NLRB's regulatory policies.

Following a Senate vote to scuttle the new franchising standard, opponents are hoping to avert a presidential veto.

With all the last-minute sniping by members, the next meeting of the Fast Food Council promises to be a doozy.

The 12% reduction compares with layoffs of 1.7% for limited-service places, according to federal data.

Reality Check: The union behind California's $20 fast-food wage is now pushing Waffle House for a $25 pay floor and a change in its employee meal policies. But all restaurant employers should be concerned.

New research shows that less than half expect a $20-an-hour pay floor to actually boost income.

The newly formed California Fast Food Workers Union is already looking to raise the $20-an-hour minimum wage that takes effect April 1.

Reality Check: Conditions are aligning within the restaurant business for a leap in union activity. Yet apathy prevails.

One business day before the new standard was to be adopted, a federal judge sided with the franchise industry and blocked adoption, saying the update goes too far.

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