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Obama executive order on mandatory arbitration: Huge news for workers’ rights

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From a pro-labor perspective, Obama is on a kind of roll. The lead lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board just freaked out business groups by ruling that “McDonald’s could be held jointly liable for labor and wage violations by its franchise operators—a decision that, if upheld, would disrupt longtime practices in the fast-food industry and ease the way for unionizing nationwide,” as Steven Greenhouse wrote in the New York Times.

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