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Congress probes claims the IRS is giving anti-tip-credit group One Fair Wage a pass

An oversight committee is investigating whether the tax agency is allowing the union-backed restaurant adversary to file as a non-profit despite its lobbying.

Workforce

A labor powerhouse launches a fast-food workers' union in California

Backed by the deep-pocketed SEIU, the California Fast Food Workers Union aims to organize quick-service workers across brands. It will likely be the source of two members of the state's new wage-setting Fast Food Council.

New efforts to kill the credit are arising in Illinois and Maryland, adding to the activity in four other states and on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are considering a measure to fix the results of losing the credit there.

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry said she will not seek re-election, ending a 14-year tenure of unprecedented union activity within the industry.

The famed chef voluntarily recognized a Unite Here chapter as the collective bargaining representative for employees of The Bazaar. He now has four unionized restaurants.

Employees of The Bazaar in Washington, D.C., have drafted a petition and asked for voluntary recognition of union representation. The famed chef has yet to respond.

More than half the surveyed restaurateurs and club owners say they'd consider shutting down at least one of their operations. Nearly 9 of 10 contend it'd be a disaster.

Working Lunch: Some unionized workers aren't happy about a portion of their paycheck going to labor groups, and they're deciding to do something about it.

Yet QSRs and sit-down places outside of Washington stepped up their hiring.

The coffee chain wants the nation's highest court to decide if employees were truly dismissed because of their union activities.

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