Taco Bell’s FRANMAC On the Hill

By Joey Williams, Intern, Government Relations and Public Affairs

Congressional Franchise Caucus co-chair and Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis addresses attendees of Taco Bell's Congressional Reception

Employer Solutions to Higher Education

By: Ben Watson, Intern, Government Relations and Public Affairs

Helping Americans Get Back to Work

By: Joey Williams, Intern, Government Relations and Public Affairs

In the midst of Workforce Development Week, the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development held a hearing on “Helping Americans Get Back to Work: Implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.” As President Trump shifts his focus to apprenticeship programs, witnesses Michelle Paczynski and Heath Berlin gave compelling reasons why they’re necessary.

Congressional Franchise Caucus Kickoff Event

By: Ryan Kennedy, Manager, Public Affairs & Grassroots Advocacy

On Tuesday, January 24, IFA joined Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis, co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Franchise Caucus for a kickoff event in the House Administration Hearing room of Longworth House Office Building. The event was generously catered by IFA Members, Dunkin’ Donuts and Chick-Fil-A.


By: Ryan Kennedy, Manager, Public Affairs & Grassroots Advocacy

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) released the following statement along with a report on Dec. 6 detailing the massive elimination of legal precedent occurring within the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under the Obama Administration:

Federal Judge Puts Brakes On Overtime Rule

Just 10 days before the anticipated implementation date, a federal judge in Texas halted the U.S. Department of Labor’s new federal overtime rule, which would have doubled the Fair Labor Standards Act’s salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay.

Puzder: Trump Election Represents 'Better Day' for Economy

The election of Donald Trump and the Republican Party gaining majorities in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate represents “a new day and a new attitude” for efforts to reverse government regulations that hurt businesses, according to Andrew Puzder. One of Trump’s key supporters and economic advisors during the campaign, Puzder spoke Nov. 15 during the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference in Las Vegas.

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