OPPOSE HEALTH CARE BILL AND RECONCILIATION PACKAGE!

There are only hours left and considering the recent developments explained below, it is imperative that you make your voice heard! Go to CFA VOTES! to oppose both the Senate-passed version of health care refom and the reconciliation bill, which was introduced yesterday.

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Franchise Industry Says It’s Crunch Time for Health-Care Reform

Ken Walker the chairman of the International Franchise Association, and chairman and CEO of Driven Brands, says “Start Over”. That’s the message that the International Franchise Association (IFA) and its grass-roots members are telling Congress as it considers comprehensive health-care reform. And we are not alone in this call.

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Brewing Up Campaign Cash

Livia Gershon writes in the Worcester Business Journal that in 2004, the state passed a law that kept restaurant staff with managerial responsibilities from being part of any tip pool.

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March Members Meeting Impresses, Energizes Attendees

Throughout its 20-year history, the DDIFO has always held meetings for its members, giving franchise owners the chance to get together and catch up. But as the organization has grown and evolved so have these meetings, taking on additional relevance and importance.

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Gov’t Intervention a Top Industry Concern

Nation’s Restaurant News reports that the increase of government legislation targeting the foodservice industry, on the federal, state and local levels, is one of the largest challenges restaurateurs face, industry executives and operators said Monday during the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York.

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Massachusetts Bill Would Force Paid Sick Leave for Everyone

Amanda Fakhreddine of the Patriot Ledger writes that in order to stay in business in the current economic climate, Richard Meier, owner of Meier & Associates, has had to make drastic cutbacks. Now, Meier, whose company is based in Abington, has another worry – the Paid Sick Leave Act that’s being considered by the state Legislature.

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