The NLRB ruling could come at great cost to the almost 1 million small businesses that operate under the franchise system. The millions of jobs supported by the franchise system also would be vulnerable.
Not long after the announcement of a new, national print ad slated for the Feb. 5 edition of Politico, Breitbart.com reported on picked up the story of the U. S. Senate committee hearing taking place tomorrow on the NRLB “joint-employer” recommendation.
The story included a quote from Alfredo Ortiz, CEO of the Job Creators Network:
A Senate committee is looking into a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that threatens the U.S. franchise system and could undermine thousands of small businesses. The issue has an enormous impact on job growth and the overall economy.
The Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions Committee will hear from Gerald Moore and John Sims, small business owners of two franchise businesses. The witnesses will discuss a recent ruling by the NLRB’s general counsel that could potentially block entrepreneurs from opening their own businesses.
Job Creators Network, a coalition that has launched a major education campaign about the negative consequences of the ruling, plans a full page ad in Politico coinciding with the hearing. “We are confident that the Senate HELP Committee’s hearing on the ‘joint employer’ standard will demonstrate that the NLRB General Counsel’s suggestion is wrong for American small businesses,” said Alfredo Ortiz, CEO of the Job Creators Network.
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