For immediate release
Alisa Harrison, 202-628-8000
Matthew Haller, 202-662-0770
WASHINGTON, May 14—IFA Vice President for Government Relations & Public Policy Jay Perron released the below statement following today’s ruling by the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, which ruled that the NLRB did not have a quorum when it purported to finalize its ambush election rules. The lawsuit was brought by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), of which IFA serves on the management committee. Today’s ruling stops the “ambush election” threat, which went into effect April 30th .”
“The 'ambush' election rule was the Board's attempt to placate organized labor by effectively denying employees' access to critical information about unions and stripping employers of free speech and due process rights. Today's ruling is a win for employers and employees, given the threat it posed by limiting employees' opportunity to hear from employers and make an informed choice as well as diminishing employers' due process. IFA will continue to work with its partners at CDW and the US Chamber to rein in the NLRB’s assault on free enterprise, which places a great deal of uncertainty on franchise small business owners and their employees.
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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 825,000 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