Association of Independent Chem Dry Franchisees: Senate Hearings On Franchising

Jun 15, 1999, 01:00 ET from Association of Independent Chem Dry Franchisees

    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