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Working Lunch: Independent Restaurant Coalition, labor activists share stage at DNC

The Independent Restaurant Coalition and the Restaurant Opportunities Center strengthened their alliance this week with a joint event held in conjunction with the Democratic National Convention. This week on the Working Lunch podcast, the team from Align Public Strategies discusses this budding partnership and the potential impact it may have on the industry’s traditional political and policy agenda.

And the franchise business model has once again been pulled into the ongoing debate in California around the reclassification of Uber drivers from independent contractors to regular employees. Align Public Strategies discusses what impact this may have on both franchisors and franchisees.

And speaking of California, legislation has been introduced to create a wealth tax unlike any we’ve ever seen. The Aligned team discusses not only the bill itself but the larger impact it may have on the income inequality conversation. Working Lunch will have those stories and wrap it up with the 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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