February 10th, 2015
Small Business Owners Challenge Threat from NLRB
By Shawn McCoy, Inside Sources
A rule currently pending before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) could fundamentally alter the small business landscape in America. Last week, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) stated in a Senate hearing he believed the ruling could destroy 700,000 small businesses. The cause for concern is over the definition of “joint employer,” and the decision could upend franchised businesses. Now, a group of small business owners is making their case that the NLRB is threatening their investment and hard work.
The Coalition to Save Local Businesses launched on Tuesday. Some of its members have already begun meeting with Members of Congress to explain how the NLRB ruling could harm their small businesses.