IFA Responds as NLRB Trial Against McDonald's Resumes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IFA RESPONDS AS NLRB TRIAL AGAINST MCDONALD'S RESUMES
WASHINGTON, March 9—In advance of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative law proceeding over whether McDonald’s USA can be held liable for alleged labor violations by its franchisees, which resumes tomorrow in New York, IFA President & CEO Robert Cresanti released the statement below:
“The franchising business model is responsible for 9.1 million jobs and has built hundreds of thousands of families into successful small business owners in every community in America, but this attack will undoubtedly be destructive for the industry if the ALJ were to find McDonald’s is a joint employer with its franchisees, and the NLRB were to affirm her decision. IFA will continue to contest in all appropriate fora any attempt to change the long established joint employer standard to ensure franchising’s continued economic growth.
“Locally-owned small businesses are hoping they won’t be the next ‘test case’ by the NLRB as part of a larger strategy orchestrated by activists targeting the franchising business model in a single-minded attempt to grow their membership.”
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Celebrating 56 years of excellence, education and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the more than 800,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 9.1 million direct jobs, $994 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy and 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology and business development.
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