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Working Lunch: Burger chain defeats union in precedent-setting election

Little Big Burger, a 20-unit chain based in Portland, Ore., won its high-profile union election this week. The team at Align Public Strategies discusses what this means to the broader labor movement and what other brands can learn from tactics the company employed.

In other news, Coke and Pepsi have parted ways with one of their key trade association allies. The team looks at why the decision was made, what impact it has on the packaging conversation and what that means politically for restaurant and retail brands going forward.

The labor community is beginning to coalesce around private equity and the effect it has on business models, workers’ protections and other issues. While focused now in the retail space, restaurants may not be far behind. The team discusses and wraps up the episode with the 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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