One Fair Wage hit the streets for another round of worker protests, strikes and walkouts targeting high-end restaurants in major metro areas. Their new message, “it’s not a labor shortage, it’s a pay shortage,” seems to be taking hold in some quarters and the press this week seems to be gobbling it up. This week on the Working Lunch podcast, the team from Align Public Strategies takes a look at this new dynamic in the wage conversation.
Then Emily Williams Knight joins to talk about her new role at the National Restaurant Association as chief collaboration officer and executive vice president of industry relations. They discuss the challenges that lay ahead as she tries to streamline advocacy and other efforts between the state restaurant associations and the NRA, as well as a host of other topics.
The episode 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.