Last week, Oregon Representative Janelle Bynum introduced House Bill 2946 in the Oregon State House. Rep. Bynum is also a McDonald’s franchisee. This comprehensive bill will address many franchisee issues that will protect their interests. AAFD has submitted its support of the bill in a letter sent to the sponsor. We look forward to engaging our franchisee members in Oregon to support this effort.
Oregon Introduces Fair Franchising Legislation
By Keith R. Miller, AAFD Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy|2021-02-03T11:49:51-08:00January 28th, 2021|Public Affairs|
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