Mulvaney: Joint employer decision could mean the ‘end of the franchising business as we know it’

By Ian Kullgren and Colin Wilhelm, PoliticoPro


WSJ: NLRB Overturns Obama-Era Ruling on Jointly Employed Workers

By Eric Morath Dec. 14, 2017 8:56 p.m. ET The National Labor Relations Board overturned an Obama-era ruling that potentially made it easier for contractors and workers at franchised businesses to form unions and collectively bargain with big corporations.


The Hill: Congress can help small business and American workers with this bill

By Ben Gitis | The Hill | While most headlines focus on Republican efforts to create jobs and raise wages through tax reform, another effort vital to the future of the American labor force is well underway. The House of Representatives will soon vote on the Save Local Business Act, a bill that would address the National Labor Relations Board’s problematic decision to expand the joint employer doctrine. If the NLRB’s decision remains in effect, small businesses will likely suffer, and workers could ultimately pay the price.


Morning Consult: Time to Put Politics Aside and Provide Certainty for Local Businesses

By Rep. Bradley Byrne & Rep. Henry Cuellar | Morning Consult | Republicans and Democrats don’t always agree on how to promote economic growth and opportunity. But the American people are counting on us to find common ground wherever we can.


Statesman Journal: It’s time to end partisan gridlock and work together to protect jobs

By Jason Brandt | So many issues facing Oregon remain unsettled because of partisan gridlock, from ensuring healthcare access to solving income inequality. It’s refreshing when our representatives can agree on change that could have a very positive impact on our state.