A court hearing in New York was held yesterday and its eventual result could have an impact on fast food workers across the country.
At issue is how much control McDonald’s has over the operations of its franchised stores that make up 90 percent of the company.
It started when union reps took the company and its franchises to task in a fight to get a 15-dollar minimum wage.
McDonald’s corporate execs say they don’t have that much influence.
The National Labor Relations Board says they do. If the court upholds that opinion, it means employees could have a union that could talk directly to the corporation instead of individual franchisees.
The decision could set a precedent for other fast food companies.