This week, another brewpub in Minneapolis, Surly Brewing Co., became a target for the Unite Here labor union and, as discussed last week, the Align Public Strategies team is not surprised. What was surprising, however, was how the management team reacted. On Working Lunch this week, the hosts discuss what management did and what the potential implications could be.
Then, Samantha Padgett, general counsel for the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, stops by to bring listeners up to speed on the pending ballot initiative to raise the Florida minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2026. She talks about the state of play and what operators need to know and how to get engaged.
And McDonald’s is being sued by a group of Black former franchisees accusing the company of systemic racism when it comes to site selection and other franchise-related issues. The team discusses what that means for the company and how it fits into the overall ongoing national conversation on equality. Working Lunch 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.