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NCAA v Shawn Alston et al. Brief

The Sherman Act protects sellers of goods and services, including workers who sell their labor, from powerful purchasers. Gregory J. Werden, Monopsony and the Sherman Act: Consumer Welfare in a New Light, 74 Antitrust L.J. 707, 714 (2007). Senator Sherman himself stated that trusts and monopolies “regulate prices at their will, depress the price of…

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Franchise Rule, 16 CFR 436, Comment, Matter No. R511003

The Service Employees International Union and Change to Win hereby submit an update of a petition we submitted almost exactly five years ago, requesting that the Commission investigate and address long-standing problems in the franchise industry. The Service Employees International Union unites two million diverse members working in healthcare, the public sector, and property services…

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Byrd v McDonald’s Complaint

Plaintiffs, James Byrd, Jr. and Darrell Byrd (“Plaintiffs”), individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated individuals (collectively referred to as, “Class Members” or the “Class”), by and through undersigned counsel, hereby file this Class Action Complaint, based on Plaintiffs’ personal knowledge and upon information and belief as to the Class, against Defendants, McDonald’s…

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Crawford v McDonald’s Complaint

CASE NO.: JURY TRIAL DEMANDED 1:20-cv-05132 Plaintiffs, Christine Crawford, Delores Crawford, Juneth N. Daniel, Yves Dominique, Van Jakes, Ralph King, Keith Manning, Kenneth Manning, Dawn Mussenden, Laetitia Johnson, Carrie Salone, Floyd Sims, Larry Brown, John Mason, Ronnie Thornton, Lisa Gunter, f/k/a Lisa McKenzie, Mitchell McGuire, Lois McGuire, Hayes Ferrell, Yvonne Knox, Arthur Scott, Errol Service,…

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Unions’ Submission to the FTC re Amazon

Our organizations, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Communications Workers of America, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and Change to Win, represent millions of working people across all industries and sectors of the economy. In February, we petitioned the Commission to use its power under Section 6(b) of the Federal Trade Commission…

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Petition for the investigation of Amazon.com, inc.

The Communications Workers of America, Service Employees International Union, the United Food and Commercial Workers, and Change to Win submit this comment to the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice (the “agencies”) in response to the draft joint 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines (the “draft Guidelines”) released by the agencies on January 10, 2020.…

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Analysis of 2019/2020 contract terms of 14 leading franchise systems

Appendix B:  This appendix details the requesters’ review of the contract terms of 14 leading franchise systems, which document the prevalence of one-sided provisions favoring franchisors across the systems. Below, there is excerpted contract language for each of the key contract provisions discussed in Section III of the Request for Investigation for each system that…

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Petition for Investigation of the Franchise Industry

Submitted to the FTC by Service Employees International Union. The Service Employees International Union (the “petitioner”) hereby petitions the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to investigate the franchise industry to determine the existence and extent of abusive and predatory practices by franchisors toward franchisees. The petitioner requests that the FTC issue an order pursuant to FTC…

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