McDonald’s Corp. held its annual shareholders meeting this week, and the burger brand’s political candidates used it as a platform to bash the company yet again. And Bernie Sanders is going to Bentonville, Ark., next month for the Wal-Mart shareholders meeting. Align Public Strategies discusses what impact this political theater may have on those companies and on the political dialogue.
Additionally, Texas and Alabama are the latest battlegrounds in the war between the boots and suits for control of the Republican Party. The Align team looks at how the business wing of the party is faring against the social-activist wing.
In other news, President Donald Trump’s administration is notifying thousands of employers that some of their employees do not match their Social Security numbers — the so-called “no-match” issue — potentially forcing the loss of thousands of employees who lack legal status. The Align crew goes over this topic and then wraps up with the weekly legislative scorecard.
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