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Labor group targets McDonald's in #MeToo protest, but the chain says employees didn't walk off

The Fight for $15 group gathered in 10 cities, and is now offering free legal counsel to workers willing to report sexual harassment on the job.

Financing

New joint employer definition is proposed

The revision would greatly narrow the instances where restaurant employers could be held responsible for the employment practices of their franchisees.

This week’s head-spinning moments include customers’ decision to secretly redecorate a McDonald’s and the capture of possibly the restaurant industry’s most notorious dine-and-dash artist. And it wouldn’t be a news roundup without a story involving Donald Trump.

In another victory for labor advocates, voters will be asked on the November ballot to establish a single $12 wage for all hourly employees.

Starbucks has vowed to cut unit-level administrative tasks in half, while Del Frisco’s is reducing its dependence on beef. And those aren’t the only ways restaurant operators are subtly improving their lot.

Some of the biggest developments of recent days seemed too far-fetched to be real. Trust me, they were.

The staff of the Burgerville unit opted to be represented by the Industrial Workers of the World.

Big names in the restaurant business are exploring new avenues for growth. Here's the updated road map.

A union goes after a small restaurant chain, Tim Hortons franchisees head to court, Starbucks battles monsters, and two of the industry's best-known chefs draw spatulas—some of the business's most intense struggles have somehow dodged notice. Until now.

The year hasn't gotten off to a good start for restaurant unions, social media liars, soda-gulping slobs and at least one celebrity-loving restaurant chain.

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