By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, US Representative Bradley Byrne (R from Montrose) wrote an editorial in the “Hill” urging Congress to act to block potentially crippling new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regulations that potentially could hurt businesses using the franchise model.
Congressman Byrne said in a statement on social media, “What we learned after the 2016 election is that the working people of our country feel at best ignored and at worst forgotten by their government. Sadly, working families are drowning in government regulations and mandates that make life harder for them. This is certainly the case with the new “joint employer” standard from the National Labor Relations Board. The new “joint employer” standard directly threatens the livelihoods of thousands of American workers – the very people who feel the government is leaving them behind. According to FRANdata, an independent franchise-information firm, an estimated 600,000 American jobs, from more than 40,000 different businesses, could either be lost or not created within the franchise industry because of the joint employer ruling. Congress must act to get rid of this flawed standard that will make things harder for American workers.”