What Organized Fast Food And Retail May Mean To Employers

Law360, New York (January 22, 2013, 12:45 PM EST) -- With union membership rates at their lowest level since the National Labor Relations Act was enacted in 1935, organized labor is desperately seeking to attract new members, even if that means targeting new industries that have traditionally been ignored. Over the past few months, unions have been busy sparking drives to organize retail and fast food service workers across the country.

In November, organized labor coordinated a series of protests and strikes in over 100 cities in response to the Black Friday plans of various retailers. Weeks later, unions coordinated their largest fast food demonstration to date when 200 nonunion workers...

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