Kate Rogers, CNBC

Kate Rogers


Englewood Cliffs, NJ, United States

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Past articles by Kate:

McDonald's franchisee group says new California fast-food bill will cause 'devastating financial blow'

The California fast-food bill will raise the minimum wage for many California workers at fast-food chains to $20 an hour starting April 1. → Read More

Small businesses may have a hard time finding teen workers this summer

The unemployment rate for teens aged 16 to 19 crept up slightly in June, while the labor participation rate fell year on year. → Read More

Franchising industry holds its breath as FTC takes a closer look at regulations

The FTC is considering changes to franchising rules that would affect companies from McDonald's to Yum Brands and Marriott. → Read More

Starbucks files labor complaint against union over Pride decor allegations

Starbucks and Starbucks Workers United have clashed over the union's claims that some stores were not allowed to decorate for Pride month. → Read More

Starbucks union says workers at more than 150 stores will strike over Pride decor

The union representing Starbucks baristas claimed some stores were not allowed to put up Pride month decorations. → Read More

Main Street's labor problem is weighing on business owners as summer hiring picks up

Small business owners are concerned about hiring this summer, as factors including inflation, child care and housing make for a difficult market. → Read More

How restaurants such as Panera and Chipotle are dipping into A.I. to streamline food prep and ordering

The technology has the potential to automate more tasks and give restaurant workers the opportunity to have a more meaningful experience with guests. → Read More

Small business confidence rises slightly, but inflation, economic concerns dim outlook

Main Street confidence ticks up in latest CNBC quarterly small business survey, but inflation remains a big concern and the overall view of the economy is weak. → Read More

McDonald's closes corporate offices as it lays off hundreds of workers

McDonald's had said in January that it would cut jobs as part of a broader restructuring. → Read More

The union push could face a big obstacle in 2023 if the economy falls into a recession

Working conditions during the pandemic pushed many workers to organize — but fears about a potential recession could curb the union boom. → Read More

McDonald's owners group says company rejected request to delay big changes to franchise system

McDonald's rejected restaurant owners' request to delay new changes to its franchise policies, according to a letter viewed by CNBC. → Read More

Secret Service returns $286 million in fraudulent pandemic loans to the Small Business Administration

The Economic Injury Disaster loans returned to the Small Business Administration were obtained using fabricated information and stolen identities. → Read More

Starbucks informs workers at two stores of closures, union claims retaliation

Starbucks has informed workers at two stores with union activity that the locations will be closed, but the coffee chain said the organizing efforts aren't the reason. → Read More

Starbucks union asks coffee giant to extend pay hikes, benefits to unionized stores

With pay hikes set to kick in at Starbucks cafes around the U.S., labor organizers are asking the coffee giant to extend the benefits to unionized stores as well without going through the bargaining process. → Read More

Chipotle union files complaint with labor board after chain shutters Maine restaurant seeking to organize

Chipotle said it's closing the Augusta, Maine, location because it could not fix staffing issues. → Read More

McDonald's franchisees overwhelmingly support no-confidence vote on CEO, survey shows

McDonald's franchisees unhappy with changes being made to ownership terms are expressing a lack of confidence in the company's CEO, according to a new survey. → Read More

In-demand teen workers are winning higher pay and more flexibility this summer

Thirty percent fewer teenage workers secured jobs in May than during the same month in 2021. → Read More

Restaurant chains saw traffic weaken in April, but there are some safe havens for investors

Restaurants suffered a slight softening of traffic in April, according to new data, as Americans contended with soaring inflation. → Read More

McDonald's franchisees are worried the company's new grading system will alienate workers

McDonald's is rolling out a new grading system for its restaurants and tensions are boiling over for some owner-operators. → Read More

Starbucks hit with sweeping labor complaint including over 200 alleged violations

The NLRB says Starbucks interfered with, restrained and coerced employees seeking to unionize in various ways. → Read More