How do you break the middle-class chains forged by brand Bullies?

mlkfreedomYou guarantee franchised business staffs’ civil and employment rights.

This, in turn, protects every franchisee’s investment rights.

That’s the deal: a living wage and an adequate ROI for everyone. What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander: Freedom for all through collective bargaining franchisees and franchisees’ employees.

My staff and I eat from the same bowl. Our shared adversary (the franchisor) steals the whole dish.

“I will let my staff become unionized if that is their wish. I will negotiate in good faith with their legal representatives and fire any of my managers that go against this management decision. I wish to be my employees’ partner not their master.

I give my employees what they need to live, knowing that they and their union will help me achieve what I need to stay in business as a franchise.

My staff and I are partners who are both protected by experts in negotiation and power relationships.”

The intelligence, toughness and strength that organized labour brings to the negotiating table is only feared by one stakeholder: the franchisor. Their propaganda and self-loathing is there for everyone to see.

Your staff wants you to succeed financially and personally. They want you to be in business next year. They would like to have a decent wages, health care and retirement savings. They don’t begrudge you and your family making a living: in fact, they’d like to be part of the American Dream too one day.

Who stands in the way of both of you you making those dreams a reality?

Franchisees: You decide.

  • Survive on your knees (alone) or Stand Together.
  • No one ever raised themselves up (with dignity) by pushing others down.

Help those who will help you: today and tomorrow. Protect them and they will protect you.

History is a great teacher. Now everyone knows that the labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it. By raising the living standards of millions, labor miraculously created a market for industry and lifted the whole nation to undreamed of levels of production. Those who attack labor forget these simple truths, but history remembers them.

Martin Luther King Jr., Speaking to the AFL-CIO on December 11, 1961.

The President of the United States and the AFL-CIO video.

One Response to How do you break the middle-class chains forged by brand Bullies?

  1. Carol Cross says:

    The broad base of the pyramid in the franchise structure is composed of those franchisees (and their employees) who contribute not only cheap labor but the cheap “venture” capital to enrich those on the top of the pyramid. A lot of people have to work cheap for the CEO of McDonald’s to make over $6,000 an hour and for their stock to do well in the public market. Franchisors are not in the business of “sharing the American Dream.”

    When you think that the franchise agreement, the binding and malicious one-sided contract that becomes a license to lie, cheat, and steal in the hands of franchisors, is not given as much protection in pre-sale disclosure as a penny stock, you understand that this is the PLAN, and not just incompetence.


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