LOS GATOS, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 24, l999 the House
Judiciary Committee's Sub-Committee on Commercial and Administrative Law will
hold hearings on franchising.
Small business franchisees will have the opportunity to testify about
issues and problems in the franchising industry. Some of these issues include
restraint of trade, inflated pricing, devaluation of assets and equity and the
right of a franchisee to compete after they leave a system.
The Chem Dry group is being led by Pat & Mike Smith Bradley, the owners of
eight Chem Dry Carpet Cleaning franchises. They believe that all franchisees
should have the right to bilaterally negotiate the franchise agreement when
the agreement comes up for renewal.
With the passage of legislation designed to promote equitable franchise
agreements, establish uniform standards of conduct in franchise relationships
and restore franchisee's freedom to contract, abuses that are so rampant in
some franchise systems will be reduced.
SOURCE Association of Independent Chem Dry Franchisees