Wow. Apparently the owner companies of Applebee’s, Wendy’s, and Taco Bell are saying they have no control over franchisees cutting full-time employees to part time hours to avoid having to offer them health care. Looks like I’ll be boycotting those restaurants until the corporate offices take more responsibility and put pressure on all their franchisees to not screw over their employees.
Denny’s and the parent company that owns Red Lobster and Olive Garden saw their profits drop sharply when they did the same thing, so boycotting works. Everyone deserves health care, and it’s just plain wrong to cut someone’s hours to avoid a legal obligation.