Presidential Politics And Dunkin’ Franchise Leaders

Every four years, many around the country have the opportunity to question those who want to be President.  Dunkin’ multi-state franchise owner John Motta had just such an opportunity last week in New Hampshire when he posed a question about harmful NLRB rulings to the latest announced candidate for the GOP nomination, Senator Marco Rubio…

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NLRB Now Attacks Right-To-Work

Speaking of the excesses of the National Labor Relations Board, the latest target of the federal agency run amok seems to be the 25 states that currently have Right-To-Work laws on their books.  Last week, the NLRB Board formally issued an invitation for briefs asking legal scholars around the country to present on the question…

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Tennessee Law Blocks “Joint-Employer”

Fortunately, a number of states are not letting the out-of-control NLRB get too far out of line within their state borders.  Two weeks ago today, Tennessee took the lead when Governor Bill Haslam signed into law legislation (SB 0475 and HB 0757) clarifying that employees of franchisees cannot be considered employees of the franchisor for…

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Richmond Meeting

We strongly encourage our members in the mid-Atlantic region to consider attending the DDIFO Member Meeting next Tuesday, April 21 at the Four Point Sheraton Hotel Richmond Airport.  We are thrilled to have Franklin Coley, Campaign Director for the Center for A New Economy and Attorney Douglas Duerr, a partner with the Atlanta-based law firm…

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“Ambush Election Rules” Take Effect Tuesday

Next Tuesday, April 14, 2015, the new NLRB rules governing union election procedures within private companies takes effect and it behooves all business owners, franchise or not, to be fully aware of them and prepared for the possibility of unionizing efforts.  The so-called “ambush” or “quickie” election rules dramatically reduces the amount of time between…

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Upcoming Events

We are pleased to announce that DDIFO will be hosting our first meeting in the Virginia market on Tuesday, April 21 at the Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport.  The meeting will focus on important issues with the National Labor Relations Board and how Dunkin’ franchise owners can better prepare and protect themselves.  The meeting…

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Obama Vetoes “Ambush Election” Fix

As had been expected, earlier this week, President Obama vetoed a bill sent him by Congress invoking the Congressional Review Act, whereby Congress expressed its disapproval of the “ambush election rules” from the National Labor Relations Board and through which it sought to rescind them.  The bill passed both branches with less than the 2/3…

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Coalition To Save Local Businesses –

In the face of all these anti-business actions from this administration, we would encourage our members and subscribers to join the Coalition to Save Local Businesses and help fight against these regulatory excesses.  It was created largely in response to excessive anti-business actions taken by the NLRB, most notably the proposed changes to the long-established…

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Upcoming Events

The 2015 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference begins next Tuesday evening at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with a great lineup of speakers, events and exhibits.  This year’s Chairman of the MUFC is multi-unit Dunkin’ franchisee Rob Branca, who is quoted extensively in a feature article in the latest 1851 Magazine.  We congratulate Rob on his MUFC…

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Congress Kills NLRB “Ambush” Election, But Obama Will Likely Veto

The US House last week voted to approve legislation that kills the NLRB “ambush election rule” that simplifies and expedites unionizing efforts.  The House vote, 232 – 186, essentially fell along party lines and follows a similar party-line vote in the Senate earlier this month.  The bill invokes a rarely used Congressional power to challenge…

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