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   ABA Applauds House Passage Of H.R. 3441 – Save Local Business Act
by American Bakers Association
Posted: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 3:35PM EST

Washington, D.C. – The American Bakers Association (ABA) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives on the passage of H.R. 3441 – the Save Local Business Act. “This is a big step forward on reversing the overreach of the Obama-era NLRB,” said Robb MacKie, ABA President & CEO.

H.R. 3441 passed by a vote of 242 - 181. The bill limits the extent to which bakers could be held responsible for the actions of outside franchisees and contractors, and rolls back the 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) Browning-Ferris decision expanding the definition of joint-employment.

“ABA is extremely grateful for the leadership shown by sponsors Reps. Bradley Byrne (AL-01) and Virginia Foxx (NC-05),” said Mike Goscinski, ABA Director of Government Relations. “Bakers now look to the Senate for swift passage and to provide certainty around the joint-employer issue,” added Goscinski.

H.R. 3441 was a key vote for ABA.

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About the American Bakers Association:

The American Bakers Association (ABA) is the Washington D.C.-based voice of the wholesale baking industry. Since 1897, ABA has represented the interests of bakers before the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, and international regulatory authorities. ABA advocates on behalf of more than 1,000 baking facilities and baking company suppliers. ABA members produce bread, rolls, cookies, crackers, bagels, sweet goods, tortillas and many other wholesome, nutritious, baked products for America’s families. The baking industry generates more than $153 billion in economic activity annually and employs more than 799,500 highly skilled people.

Source: American Bakers Association


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