WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Independent Women’s Forum released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s veto of the Congressional Review Act resolution (H.J. Res. 98) to overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s expanded joint employer rule. 

Patrice Onwuka, director of the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) at Independent Women’s Forum, issued the following statement:

“President Biden ends National Small Business Week by attacking the entrepreneurial spirit of America. Congress sent a loud, clear, bipartisan rebuke of the National Labor Relations Board’s joint employer rule to the Biden administration. Instead of listening to both parties in Congress that the new rule would impose paralyzing hardships on businesses (billions in costs, increased legal exposure, and uncertainty), he opted to bend to the will of Big Labor. 

“Franchising makes the dream of entrepreneurship a reality for many Americans, especially women, minorities, veterans, and immigrants. Nearly a third (30.6%) of franchisee businesses are owned by women. President Biden’s veto signals to every person in business for themselves that they have an adversary in President Biden, not a champion.”

For background:

  • Read IWF’s public comment opposing the joint employer rule here.
  • Read a recent IWF blog post, “Biden Franchising Regulations Delayed But Not Denied,” here
  • Read the IWF blog post, “Biden’s War On Franchises Heats Up,” here.
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