“Through videos and other techniques, IFA [International Franchise Association] has sought to vilify Americans seeking better wages and basic benefits,” according to Sourcewatch.org.
Deputy director of the Center for Media and Democracy Mary Bottari speaking to PR Wire said, “Americans are tired of big corporate lobbyists waging costly litigation against working people in this country.” Bottari said, “The International Franchise Association allows giant firms to hide behind the mask of small business. The media, elected officials and the public should know that the IFA is really multi-billion dollar corporations like McDonald’s lobbying against the needs of the workers who build their profits.”
Sourcewatch.org found that IFA actually “advocates for favorable laws and policies for its membership of large franchisors and their franchisees.”
The reference page on IFA’s website has been scrubbed since Sourcewatch’s report.