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By Shannon Prendiville The Northwest KFC Franchisee Association is proud to partner with the Southern California KFC Franchisee Association this fall. Together we are hosting our Annual Fall Meeting October 26 & 27. Like last year, our meeting will be virtual. We’re looking forward to when we will meet again in-person, but for now we will continue with the Zoom platform to update our members and...

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Throughout his political career, President Joe Biden has consistently played up his ties to organized labor and his support for union-friendly legislation. Much of his argument in the Democratic primary was his ability to win over white, working-class voters in the rust belt. With his election to the presidency and Democratic majorities sent to Congress, one top priority for Democrats has been passing the PRO...

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By Brandon Robertson, AKFCF President Plans for the 2021 Convention at the Gaylord National Resort in DC, unfortunately, went dark due to COVID-19. But we are once again powering up for a live convention in 2022 that will introduce new energy and sparks around every corner! AKFCF will hold its Annual 2022 Convention at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida! We will...

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By Amber Peoples In an effort to make good on his promises to be the “strongest labor president you’ve ever had,” President Biden nominated Gwynne Wilcox and David Prouty to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) earlier this summer. On July 28, 2021, Wilcox and Prouty, who are both union lawyers, were confirmed by the U.S. Senate, giving Democrats a 3-2 majority over Republicans for the...

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By Shane Lovato Get ready and stay positive! The Southwest Region is on the move to a new normal. After a long lockdown, we are finally getting back on track and moving forward. We have many different events planned for this year, the first one being the Super Regional in September. We hope to connect with old friends and get new insights on how the business...

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The first-ever KFC RGM Connect virtual conference is just a week away! We are so excited for you and your teams to experience the first KFC RGM Connect Virtual Conference! Throughout the entire conference, we'll have lots of prizes and giveaways for you and your teams! Did I mention over $15,000 worth of prizes! Plus, watch for an exclusive 'swag bag' shipment headed your way soon! The RGM Connect Virtual...

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By Kevin Schlutz According to a member survey we did earlier this year, everyone is looking forward to our first in-person meeting since 2019. The Fall Super Regional is going to be held from September 27-30 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya, a beautiful resort hotel just 20 miles north of the Albuquerque airport. Many people have told me that the current season of the TV series “The...

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As vaccination rates increase across the United States, and many states are ending their additional unemployment aid programs, workers are returning. The U.S. economy added 850,000 jobs in June, the largest number since the start of the pandemic. The leisure and hospitality industry, which has experienced the worst of the labor shortage, saw the largest gains, adding 343,000 jobs last month. Despite these gains, the market...

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By Van Fisher, Polaris Consulting, LLC Over a year ago, in April 2020, unemployment hit its highest rate since the great depression, peaking at 14.7 percent. In response to this unprecedented loss of jobs, Payment Protection Program (PPP) Loans were issued with bi-partisan support to protect the salaries of millions of workers and ensure that our economy could return to pre-pandemic levels. As vaccination rates allow businesses...

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By Bonny Shelton Despite the pandemic, the Southeast Region has continued to meet and share. The 2020 Summer meeting was held in person at The Cloister, Sea Island, Brunswick, Georgia. It was a good time of up-to-date business aids, news, and fun socializing — all with no incidents. In October, we met virtually by Zoom with good attendance and participation. Our annual meeting was also virtual in...

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