Hall of Fame Nominations

The Hall of Fame nomination form for 2015 induction into the DDIFO Hall of Fame is available on the DDIFO website.  Nominations will be accepted until the close of business next Monday, June 15, so you must submit your nomination this weekend for it to be considered.  Please review the eligibility criteria, complete the nomination…

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National Conference

Members are reminded to mark their calendars now for the 2015 DDIFO National Conference being held at Caesar’s Palace in the heart of the Las Vegas strip on September 21 and 22.  Program details are being finalized and will be available within the next week or so, but make your plans now!

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When It Rains, It Pours

Problems for McDonald’s just seem to continue as the regular franchisees survey came out last week – and franchisees for the golden arches are still quite unhappy with the brand.  Same store sales dropped again for the company in the latest quarterly report and franchisee outlook is the lowest it has been in the eleven…

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Back To School

Chipotle announced this week that they are expanding their existing tuition reimbursement benefit for employees to those in their part-time ranks.  The company hopes extending the benefit, which previously was only available to full-time employees, will lead to more workers considering full-time careers within the Mexican restaurant chain.

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Los Angeles Wage Law Closer To Reality

The Los Angeles City Council gave its final approval this week to an ordinance mandating a $15/hour minimum wage by 2020, but held back on some of the more controversial provisions they had been considering.  Unbelievably, the Council is still deliberating whether to adopt an amendment exempting certain unions that may have negotiated lower pay…

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Sure It Costs Jobs, But . . .

In a rare moment of candor, one of the labor unions strongly supporting initiatives around the country to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour admitted that it will cost the country jobs, but still supports it anyway.  Watchdog.com reported this week that IBEW Local 570 in Tucson, AR admitted in a host of tweets on…

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It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over

We’ve enjoyed following Maine Governor Paul LePage and his quest to eliminate the state income tax with a constitutional amendment.  He coupled this idea with a host of legislative initiatives, all of which are geared toward improving the economic climate in Maine.  This past week however, the legislature’s Appropriations Committee rejected a number of tax…

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Right To Work Rejected in Illinois, Vetoed in Missouri

The Illinois House last week rejected Right To Work legislation last week on a mostly party line (71 democrats, 1 republican) vote of 72 – 0, with 37 republican members voting present another 4 not voting.  The vote was a defeat for Governor Bruce Rauner, who has championed right to work as a vehicle to…

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National Conference

Registration will open soon for the 2015 DDIFO National Conference at Caesars Palace on September 21 and 22, 2015.  Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the 2015 National Conference – you’ll be thrilled with the program we have in place for this year’s conference.

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Hall of Fame Nominations

The Hall of Fame nomination form for 2015 induction into the DDIFO Hall of Fame has been posted on the DDIFO website.  Nominations will be accepted until the close of business on Monday, June 15, so please review the eligibility criteria, complete the nomination form for those you think worthy of the honor and submit…

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