More Politics On Minimum Wage

You will recall that initiatives to increase the federal minimum wage began when President Obama identified it as a goal of his second term back in 2013.  Although the issue has been a non-starter at the federal level in Congress, Vice President Joe Biden was trying to breathe more life into it at a speech…

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Representing Her Constituents?

As you all know too well, last week was the latest SEIU and affiliate-planned worker protests seeking a mandated $15/hour minimum wage and the first undertaking on the foundation of civil disobedience.  In the aggregate, dozens of protesters and SEIU agitators were arrested in a number of cities across the country.  What you might have…

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Dunkin’ Expansion Complete in Wisconsin

With the signing of an agreement for the development of another 7 Dunkin’ shops in Wisconsin, Dunkin’ announced that the Wisconsin  market is now completely sold out!  The new shops are scheduled for development between 2014 and 2020. Read more.

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Workers Agitated in Select Cities

Those who derive some pleasure from disrupting American commerce and business seem to have set their sights recently on the QSR industry.  QSRweb.com reported last week (along with a number of outlets) that QSR workers in seven different major cities around the country were planning to protest their wages with coordinated employee walkouts this past…

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A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

July 5, 2013 – NYC’s 500th Store, Tip Pooling, CFA Lobby Day

Obama Administration Delays Employer Mandate – Not only big news, but Good News!  The big story of the week was the Obama Administration’s decision to delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate until 2015 – coincidentally after the 2014 mid-term congressional elections, but whatever their reasons . . .  The delay in…

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Milwaukee-, Madison-area Dunkin Donuts Support Wisconsin Special Olympics

Wisconsin police officers “did time” at 14 Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Milwaukee and Madison, staking out rooftops to raise awareness and $16,500 for Wisconsin Special Olympics. It was all part of a larger fundraising effort held each year called the Law Enforcement Torch Run: 1,000 Wisconsin officers march across the state, carrying the Flame of…

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