January 8, 2020 / 12:10 AM / 19 days ago

Fight for $15 says ethics conflict warrants fresh look at NLRB McDonald's case

Worker organizing group Fight for $15 on Tuesday said National Labor Relations Board Member William Emanuel should not have taken part in a recent decision approving McDonald’s proposed settlement of a major case claiming it is liable as a “joint employer” for labor-law violations by its franchisees.

Fight for $15’s lawyers filed a motion asking the NLRB to reconsider its December decision in light of a “newly-discovered” internal document from 2018 in which the board’s ethics office recommended Emanuel’s recusal because his former law firm, Littler Mendelson, represents several McDonald’s franchisees involved in the case.

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