CHOICE Act – Big wins for retailers

As retail operators return to work this week after what was hopefully a busy Memorial Day weekend for them, they should be encouraged by some rare good news out of Washington D.C. The industry had some big wins last week …

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Caught Up in the Entitlement Reform Debate – Again

The President recently made headlines with the release of his first draft budget proposal and while some convenience store operators might applaud the perceived “belt tightening”, leading brands need to be aware of a few hidden minefields. Most prominent among …

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Key lessons emerge from off-year elections

In political terms, 2017 is what’s known as an “off year.” Only a few states have elections but two are for governorships – Virginia and New Jersey – and we have had a couple of notable congressional special elections thrown …

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About 14 hours ago

Inside California’s War On Trump

Inside California’s War On Trump – The New Yorker As the state resists the White House on issues from immigration to climate change, Governor Brown is determined to avoid a pitched battle. What Uber’s Fatal Accident Could Mean For The …

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About 2 days ago

McDonald’s and NLRB Reach Settlement in Joint-Employer Case

McDonald’s and NLRB Reach Settlement in Joint-Employer Case – Nation’s Restaurant News Over the past few weeks, labor activists have condemned any settlement agreement between McDonald’s and the NLRB that would fail to establish joint employer liability between McDonald’s USA …

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About 6 days ago

How ‘Trade’ Became A Dirty Word

How ‘Trade’ Became A Dirty Word – The Washington Post When Trump started campaigning to save blue-collar jobs and punish countries that don’t play fairly on trade, his message resonated among manufacturing workers, many of whom were going through fresh …

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About 1 week ago

The Tipping Equation

The Tipping Equation – The New York Times The NY Times picks up the baton of anti-tipping activists and escalates the growing national conversation around tipping – and its alleged connection to sexual harassment and other workplace issues. Labor Unions’ …

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About 1 week ago

Is Amazon Too Big To Tax?

Is Amazon Too Big To Tax? – The New Republic The e-commerce giant paid zero federal taxes in 2017. And it’s being rewarded with further tax breaks at the state and local level. A U.S. Jobless Forecast Of 2.5% – …

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