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Working Lunch: Unions demand candidates force collective bargaining of QSRs

Business Roundtable puts priority on investing, workers, communities


The unions have laid down the gauntlet and have audaciously threatened to withhold their endorsements to any candidate that doesn’t toe the line — namely insisting that as president, they will force McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s to the bargaining table. Working Lunch discusses the impact to the industry.

Meanwhile, the Business Roundtable rocked the political and business world this week by revising their Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation prioritizing investing, workers and communities over shareholder value. We’ll will discuss what if any political ramifications that has down the road.

And Amazon is getting back to basics and committing to good old-fashioned grassroots politics to try to change the tone and tenor of the conversation around its brand and business model. Just what is Amazon doing?

We’ll 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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