On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives took a giant step toward overturning the misguided joint-employer law by passing H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act. A big thank you to the more than 1,100 AAHOA members who joined AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers in urging support for H.R. 3441 in the days leading up to the vote.
We sent more than 7,500 letters, made countless phone calls, hosted hundreds of meetings, saw three of our own members testify on behalf of the industry, and the House responded. Tuesday's passage of the bill is a true testament to the strength of the association’s collective voice in defending hoteliers' interests in Washington D.C. and around the nation.
For more than two years, the National Labor Relations Board’s new definition has created uncertainty for franchisees and small business owners. With this legislation, Congress is working hard to rein in the arbitrary standard. If enacted, the new law would reinstate the commonsense definition of the joint-employer standard, giving AAHOA members the peace of mind they need to focus on expanding and growing their businesses.
Our work in the House, however, is not yet complete. Many congressmen stood with AAHOA and our small business partners and we must thank them for their courage in taking a difficult vote. Please take a moment today to send this letter to these true leaders and champions for our industry.
And while the House vote is indeed a significant milestone in this fight, we must now shift our focus to advancing this effort in the Senate. The momentum is on our side. Tell your senators to support overturning the joint employer standard today.