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Working Lunch: Democrats introduce federal minimum wage legislation

The party aims to raise it to $15 per hour

The Democrats have introduced their long-awaited legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Align Public Strategies discusses its prospects, particularly against the backdrop of the federal shutdown impasse.

Additionally, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce made news this week announcing that it will begin to rate lawmakers based in part on their bipartisanship and willingness to compromise. The team looks at how that might play out. 

Also, more Democrats are jumping into the presidential race but one thing they seem to have in common is their pledge to not accept corporate PAC donations. The Align crew discusses the ramifications of that for the business community and wrap up the episode with this week’s legislative scorecard.

Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and non-profit organizations 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 and Restaurant Hospitality.



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