The Fast Food Workers Organizing Committee, represented by Gwynne A. Wilcox and Micah Wissinger of Levy Ratner, P.C., achieved a historic victory in the fight to improve working conditions for millions of fast food workers across the country. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel announced that it has authorized complaints, in approximately 43 unfair labor practice cases filed across the country, alleging that corporate McDonald’s is a joint employer with McDonald's franchised stores. Levy Ratner presented evidence that corporate McDonald’s exerted so much control over the franchisees that they must be considered joint employers who bear responsibility for labor violations in franchised stores. The unfair labor practice charges are being coordinated through Region 2 of the NLRB in NYC, where Levy Ratner filed the initial set of charges. After a complaint issues, an administrative law judge of the NLRB will hear the case.