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The U.S. House passed its long-awaited coronavirus relief bill this week.

Working Lunch: Coronavirus relief bill in U.S. House exposes rift in restaurant industry

Plus, a conversation about disclosing corporate diversity and pay equity

The U.S. House passed its long-awaited coronavirus relief bill this week and while it’s unlikely to pass the Senate in its current form, it is noteworthy. Democratic leaders championed and included many of the Independent Restaurant Coalition’s priorities, while chains and franchisees were deliberately left out. Is there a political divide developing in the industry that could reshape our traditional approach to advocacy? On this episode of Working Lunch, the team from Align Public Strategies discusses the bill and ramifications for operators.

While the Trump administration has suspended many Obama-era regulations regarding corporate diversity numbers and corresponding pay equity, more and more companies are disclosing that data voluntarily. The team takes a look at those trendlines and where that conversation may be heading. 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.

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