Masks and vaccinations are the story of the week as governors squabble with the president and each other, attorneys general squabble with mayors, and restaurant operators get caught in the middle of both a health crisis and a political food fight. The two largest cities in the United States will soon mandate vaccination records to eat indoors, and major companies are starting to enact their own policies. The team from Align Public Strategies discusses the situation and where operators may find themselves going forward.
Sean Kennedy, the EVP of public affairs for the National Restaurant Association, stops by to help the team sort out the state of play regarding the infrastructure package, why the association supports it, and what may be next that impacts the bottom lines of operators.
The team also discusses the unexpected passing of Richard Trumpka, head of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, and what the nation’s largest union may look like in the years ahead. 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.