The heat turns up on the California FAST Act

Working Lunch: Mohona Siddique of the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program joins the Align Public Strategies podcast to talk about portable benefits.

Should quick-service brands pull the fire alarm on the FAST Act?

This week’s episode of the Working Lunch podcast, from the public affairs firm Align Public Strategies, features a discussion on the controversial California bill, which could give employees and labor activists a more direct say in fast-food pay levels.

Joe Kefauver, managing partner with Align, and Franklin Coley, a partner with the firm, discuss the act and its implications.

And Mohona Siddique, senior project manager for the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program, joins the podcast to discuss the topic of portable benefits, and how employers could discuss the topic.

They also discuss the number of Starbucks talking about unionization. And they provide this week’s legislative scorecard.

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