90 Miles From Tyranny : Communist National Labor Relations Board Franchise Rule Could Destroy ‘700,000’ Small Businesses

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Communist National Labor Relations Board Franchise Rule Could Destroy ‘700,000’ Small Businesses

At a Senate hearing Thursday, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander condemned a recent labor board ruling arguing it could destroy the franchise model.

“This hearing this morning is about a pending National Labor Relations Board decision that could destroy a small business opportunity for more than 700,000 Americans,” the Tennessee senator said during the hearing. “Why would the pending decision by the National Labor Relations Board threaten this very American way of life, knocking the ladder out from under hundreds of thousands of Americans?”

Alexander is the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP), which invited franchise owners to testify on the impact the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling could have on their businesses. Last year, the NLRB issued a controversial decision that made franchisors joint-employers with the individual franchisees they contract out to. Opponents have argued that the decision has the potential to dramatically overturn decades of established laws– and greatly affect the franchise model.

“So what could this mean for these more than 700,000 franchisees and employers?” Alexander asked...
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