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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And Looks To Kill Micro-Unions

In a similar vein, Senate Republicans are also working to advance an initiative that will undo another regulation by the National Labor Relations Board that allows for unions to organize workers in smaller specific segments or departments rather than the entire workplace.  The Board changed its historical position regarding unionizing requirements in a workplace by…

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Job Creators Network Launching 2nd Franchise Friday

Job Creators Network is poised to launch the second “Franchise Friday” as part of an ongoing campaign to defend the franchise system from the NLRB and its “joint employer” recommendation.  The NLRB rule is unacceptable and will irreparably harm one of the most successful business models this nation has seen in the past half-century.  On Friday,…

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Texas Seeks To Limit Joint-Employer Ruling

The Texas State Legislature does not want to see the NLRB redefine the role of a franchisor in the context of joint-employer status and is advancing legislation that will specifically exclude a franchisor from that category within the Lone Star State!  SB 652 was favorably reported out of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and…

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Fallout from the NLRB McDonald’s Decision

Recent rulings by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) raise important questions about labor law. In the actions involving McDonald’s, the NLRB prosecutor is contending that McDonald’s and its franchisees should be considered the “joint employers” of the employees who work at McDonald’s franchise restaurants. On the surface, franchisees might expect their interests to align…

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Senate Advances Bill to Kill “Ambush Elections”

Well, the US Senate did its part this week when it advanced a resolution that would overturn the “ambush elections” rule published late last year by the National Labor Relations Board and scheduled to take effect on April 14.  The resolution, which passed by a 53 – 45 vote would invoke the Congressional Review Act…

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Northeast Regional Meeting

We are only one week away from the Northeast Regional Member Meeting to be held from 2:00 to 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham, Mass.  We will conclude the event with a cocktail reception at 5:00 PM.  Register now to attend!  Always one of…

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