As we know from the recent experience that Starbucks stores have gone through and that we’ve reported on above, efforts to unionize have been increasing at an unprecedented rate. From your local union branch to the White House, franchised businesses are being targeted for unionization across the country. In timely response, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) is sponsoring a critically informative webinar on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. DDIFO is happy to host “Unionization – Legal Update and How Franchisees Remain Union-Free!” for our members and we encourage you to mark your calendars now and plan to attend this timely webinar on Tuesday, March 1 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST. The program will be presented by Attorney Rob Bernstein, a partner with the Chicago-based law firm of Laner Muchin. And, while you have your calendars out, be sure to pencil in the CFA Lobby Day on June 22 in Washington DC. A room block has already been established at the Yotel Washington DC at the rate of only $289 per night and these rooms fill up quickly as the Yotel is located on the US Senate side of Capitol Hill directly across from the US Capitol. CFA Lobby Day information and registration materials will be made available in March, but we wanted to get you the hotel information right away so you don’t get shut out! Make plans for CFA Day now!