After the city council in San Antonio, Texas, effectively banned chick-fil-A from opening an airport franchise, we found that this was a monstrous free-market attack based solely on the city government's alleged ability to penalizing a punishment is based private business for the owner's speech or for religious beliefs. Obviously, not everyone has taken this constructive criticism to heart, because we now see the same thing at the other end of the country. In Buffalo, New York, Buffalo Niagara International Airport plans to build a new restaurant area for travelers. On Thursday, the contractors working on the project made the mistake of publicly talking about their "excitement" about having a Chick-Fil-A franchise there.
That caught the attention of a Democratic member of the state who immediately launched a public attack decision. In almost record time, there was a new announcement that the plans had changed and the flying crowd could not get any of the delicious meals from Chick-fil-A. (WNBF Radio)
A New York State attorney says a Chick-fil-A restaurant planned as part of an airport refurbishment project will not open.
The operators of Buffalo Niagara International Airport Thursday excited about a new restaurant area in the facility that would contain a chick-fil-A unit.
Deputy Sean Ryan was not satisfied with the news …
Ryan wrote: "Chick-fil-A has a long history of supporting and funding anti-LGBTQ organizations. "He urged airport operators to reverse the decision.
After clarifying that the state government is watching, MEP Sean Ryan was quickly contacted by the relevant authorities, who appear to have heard his complaints and told him that Chick-fil-A was dropped from the plans, which brought him back to social media
Update: I welcome the decision made to chick-fil- A to remove from the plans for the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Many thanks to all who have spoken up. pic.twitter.com/HA5t1CjwkV
– Deputy Sean Ryan (@ SeanMRyan149) March 29, 2019
This distinguishes slightly but not much.In Texas, the city council voted directly for a ban on Chick-Fil-A on the basis of nothing but the religious ösen conviction and the speech of the CEO. Things work a little differently in New York. The execution of contracts for such work at airports (which may include, inter alia, subsidies paid by the taxpayer and guaranteed loans) is not directly controlled by the Provincial Government . In the case of this region, all this work is done by an entity known as the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.
The NFTA is not exactly a government agency. It is a charitable body of the State of New York which means that it operates as a quasi-private body. However, the twelve-member commission of commissioners is appointed almost exclusively after being appointed by the governor. (The district government has to appoint two of them.) They control a lot of tax money and earn some nice salaries. So when someone in the majority party talks, they listen. The NFTA is responsible for all decisions regarding contractors who do their work at both airports in the region, including the details of the new restaurant area. In fact, you will find out from Deputy Ryan's victory tweet that he even sent a not-so-subtle message to the NFTA.
"We hope that in the future, NFTA will make every effort to engage with companies that oppose anti-discriminatory policies, and we are confident that another vendor will increase the value of Western New York community, will replace Chick-fil-A as part of this project in the near future. "
The message here is very clear. The state government oversees you, NFTA, and you owe your jobs to us. Do business with "the right people" or it will cause you problems.
No one has even suggested that Chick-fil-A does not meet standards for food safety, sanitary conditions, hiring practices or anything else. Their only complaint is based on the opinions and religious beliefs of the company's CEO. And for that they are heavily armed by the market. All this is done in the overview, but so far nothing seems to be against it.