California is heating up in a big way and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) appears to be in the driver’s seat. This week on the Working Lunch podcast, the team from Align Public Strategies is joined by Jeff Hanscom, vice president of state government relations and public policy for the International Franchise Association. He walks listeners through comprehensive labor legislation that could permanently alter how the quick-service sector, and potentially all restaurants, do business in the state going forward.
Then, the team takes a look at the aftermath of the Amazon vote last week in Alabama and how their surprising margin of victory could change the game for union organizing efforts going forward.
And Illinois has taken a huge step forward on equal pay, basically mimicking what the Obama Administration tried to do on gender and racial pay discrepancies. The team takes a look at that and its impact for national brands. The podcast wraps up with the weekly legislative scorecard.
Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation's Restaurant News or Restaurant Hospitality.