Aaron Sojourner

Aaron Sojourner

Aaron Sojourner is a labor economist at the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, a nonpartisan labor market research institution.

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Franchise owners are colluding to suppress Minnesota workers’ wages

By: and - March 31, 2023

In many Minnesota franchises, franchise owners within the same franchise agree not to hire from each other, keeping wages down and profits up. It is already illegal for non-franchise business owners to use this anti-competitive strategy to limit workers’ freedom. Minnesota legislators are moving to close a franchise-owners loophole, via bills (SF2216/HF1831) championed by Rep. […]