Working Lunch

Working Lunch is a podcast from Align Public Strategies devoted to explaining the so what and now what about key issues impacting the restaurant and retail industries.


What the results of Tuesday's elections could mean for restaurants

Working Lunch: Among the industry's concerns should be Democrats' embrace of abortion rights as their party's issue. The importance of the matter to voters could usher more anti-business progressives into office.


California's wage law could pave the way for $18 Big Macs

Working Lunch: A McDonald's in Connecticut is already charging that much for a combo featuring the signature sandwich. Might that become the threshold in the industry's largest restaurant market?

Working Lunch: The National Labor Relations Board's controversial move is likely to be challenged immediately in court. The franchise community is also likely to push for use of the Congressional Review Act. But will either effort succeed?

Working Lunch: Townsend Brown, policy analyst with Multistate, joins the podcast to discuss the law. Also, the restaurant industry may have beaten back another tip credit proposal.

Working Lunch: The podcast from public affairs firm Align Public Strategies features a discussion on Biden’s “junk fees” proposal and more on the tip credit.

Working Lunch: This week's podcast from Align Public Strategies features a discussion on a unionization effort at Hex and Co., a three-unit cafe-game concept out of New York. Also, how the GOP meltdown could affect small business.

Working Lunch: A group called the Critical Labor Coalition has some ideas its pushing on the Hill. Here are a few of the would-be aids.

Working Lunch: The Illinois Restaurant Association threw in the towel without so much as making a fist.

Working Lunch: Restaurants will feel the impact, but the new rules could have been far worse.

Working Lunch: "This fundamentally changes labor relations in the U.S," says host Franklin Coley.

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