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Working Lunch: Working Families Party focuses on issues impacting restaurants

Also, Walmart is suspending some ammunition sales

Align Public Strategies looks at the Working Families Party, founded in 1998 and with chapters in 14 states and the District of Columbia, which the Align team says is giving traditional Democratic Party candidates a run for their money is some areas of the country. The party’s agenda focuses on issues directly impacting the restaurant industry, such as employment policy and unionization. The team discusses the party’s impact in urban areas.

Elsewhere, Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart Inc. announced it would suspend some firearm ammunition sales. The team discusses potential implications for that company and all employers.

Universal basic income is back in the news, with presidential candidate Andrew Yang putting it in the middle of the Democratic primary process. The team talks about this and wraps up the show with the weekly 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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