From Nation’s Restaurant News:

Important players in the conservative intelligentsia are calling for a new approach and relationship to the labor community and making the case for worker empowerment in place of traditional unions. This week on the Working Lunch podcast, the team from Align Public Strategies sits down with Eli Lehrer, president of R Street Institute, to discuss his recent joint statement in the American Compass calling for a new paradigm in labor relations.

Democrats in Congress, along with some independent restaurant owners, are calling for the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on third-party delivery platforms and the “harmful impacts” they are having on the industry. The team discusses what’s happening there.

Over the years, the #MeToo movement has provided a legislative and political roadmap for the Black Lives Matter movement that will likely come to fruition in 2021. Working Lunch discusses how that may play out and how the restaurant industry needs to prepare. The podcast has those stories and wraps up with the legislative scorecard.

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