Last summer, Seattle passed a law to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. Sounds great, except McDonald’s and other members of the International Franchise Association are suing the city, claiming that the law violates the Equal Protection Clause under the Fourteenth Amendment.
In October 2014, we filed an amicus brief arguing that corporations and franchises shouldn’t be allowed to claim a constitutional provision written to protect newly-freed slaves after the Civil War. On March 10, the case will reach a federal courtroom.
Today on Huffington Post, Ron Fein explains why we need a constitutional amendment to put an end to all of this.
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