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Working Lunch: Massive union strike to happen in Las Vegas

What this protest involving 50,000 workers means for the city’s economy and employers

A union strike involving 50,000 restaurant, bar and casino workers is looming for the city of Las Vegas amidst contentious contract talks. Align Public Strategies explains the impact the protest could have on the local economy and employers, the history of a strike this size and why robots are part of the negotiation.

Plus, Walmart has become the largest retail or restaurant company to offer employees paid online classes from several universities. The Align team discusses the business case for doing this in a tight labor market and the possibility of a major restaurant chain following suit.

Align also continues its conversation on universal basic income now that one city is on the verge of having it and shares 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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