With Senate Vote Looming, CSLB Urges Lawmakers to Stand with Small Business


WASHINGTON – Ahead of an expected vote in the U.S. Senate tomorrow, the Coalition to Save Local Businesses (CSLB) urges senators to support H.J. Res. 98, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to disapprove of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) expanded joint employer rule.

“The Senate has a choice to make: stand with small businesses and permanently stop the job-killing joint employer rule or imperil the franchise model by forcing business owners to become employees of their brands,” said Michael Layman, a senior advisor to the CSLB. “There is no more important priority for the small business community right now than passing a law preventing joint employer, which consolidates power with big business and big labor unions at the expense of local business owners. Make no mistake: the franchise community is watching. A vote for H.J. Res. 98 is a vote for jobs.”

The Senate vote follows bipartisan passage of H.J. Res. 98 in the House by a vote of 206-177 in January 2024.

More than 100 national and local organizations have joined CSLB to fight for small businesses and workers across the nation who stand to be harmed by the new joint employer rule. Additionally, nearly 75 national organizations have expressed support for the resolution in a letter to Congress. Organizations in Alaska, Arizona, California, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, and North Dakota also sent similar letters in support of the resolutions to their state congressional delegations.


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