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IFA Statement on D.C. Circuit Court Ruling on NLRB Recess Appointments

Matthew Haller, 202-662-0770
Jenna Weisbord, 202-662-0766


WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2013 .—International Franchise Association President & CEO Steve Caldeira issued the following statement today regarding the D.C. Circuit’s opinion in Noel Canning v. NLRB invalidating the President’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). IFA serves on the management committee of CDW, a coalition of over 600 employers, associations and other organizations operating in every Congressional District, which brought a challenge against the NLRB on behalf of Noel Canning in this case.  


“We are pleased with the D.C. Circuit’s ruling that the administration’s recess appointments to the NLRB were unconstitutional. This milestone decision validates IFA’s warning’s last year that these appointments cast into serious doubt the legitimacy of any new NLRB decisions. This ruling should also ease some uncertainty over business conditions within the franchising community.”  



About the International Franchise Association
The International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Celebrating over 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising. Through its media awareness campaign highlighting the theme, Franchising: Building Local Businesses, One Opportunity at a Time, IFA promotes the economic impact of the more than 760,000 franchise establishments, which support nearly 18 million jobs and $2.1 trillion of economic output for the U.S. economy. IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law and business development.