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SERVICE STATION DEALERS CALL FOR PASSAGE OF JOBS LEGISLATION

 SERVICE STATION DEALERS CALL FOR PASSAGE OF JOBS LEGISLATION
 WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Service Station Dealers of America (SSDA), the voice of over 50,000 independent service station dealers across the country, called on the Senate to pass legislation (S. 2656) that would prevent the erosion of jobs and business opportunities in the gasoline retailing industry. At stake are approximately 450,000 jobs in all 50 states across the country, according to SSDA General Counsel Jim Daskal. In Michigan, Ohio and Florida alone, independent dealers employ over 50,000 people.
 The legislation at issue, S. 2656, would help the critical small business sector lead the economic recovery by providing a stable business environment to allow entrepreneurs to renew and expand their investments. The legislation is the product of over two years of negotiations and is strongly supported by all sectors of the gasoline retailing industry, including the American Petroleum Institute.
 In spite of this broad support, three companies -- Mobil, Shell and Texaco -- are attempting to block passage of the legislation. In each case, SSDA research reveals the companies have dramatically reduced the number of independent franchises over the past few years, despite huge profits in the wake of the invasion of Kuwait. SSDA research further shows that Mobil has reduced its dealer operated stations by 43 percent over the past four years and Texaco by 38 percent over the same period.
 "These companies have contributed to the economic downturn, and now they are seeking to block legislation that would go a long way toward economic recovery," said Mel Sherbert, SSDA president elect.
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 /CONTACT: Jim Daskal, general counsel, Service Station Dealers of America, 202-895-1650/ CO: Service Station Dealers of America ST: District of Columbia IN: OIL SU: LEG


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