NLRB General Counsel (GC) Richard F. Griffin and the Philippine Ambassador to the United States signed a memorandum of understanding outlining shared objectives to increase awareness about employers’ and employees’ responsibilities and rights under the NLRA. The memorandum also provides for increased corporation between the U.S. and the Philippines regarding NLRB enforcement.

The International Franchise Association submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and sent a letter to NLRB General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, requesting that the internal advice memorandum he issued concerning the joint employer status of McDonald's with its franchisees be disclosed. Legislators sent a similar request for disclosure to the General Counsel in September. The General Counsel is expected to make a decision determining McDonald’s joint liability for the unfair labor practices of individual franchisees soon.