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Working Lunch: Democrats shape labor strategy

Labor activists suffer big loss at NLRB


The labor platforms of the Democratic Party presidential candidates are beginning to take shape. The team at Align Public Strategies discusses whether candidates are touting policies that could actually become law down the road or if are they merely trying to curry favor — and support — from the powerful labor community in the short term.

Meanwhile, Walmart won a victory last week at the National Labor Relations Board that validated its decision to fire workers who were participating in unofficial intermittent strikes. We’ll talk about what that means for other companies — especially quick-service restaurants, which are in labor’s sights.

And the Pew Research Center released a major study this week regarding voter attitudes toward a $15-an-hour minimum wage. Despite a major partisan split on the issue, the results may make certain lawmakers feel some additional heat on the issue. We will kick that around as well.

We’ll talk about those stories and 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 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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