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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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Food For Thought: 3/24/2016

Will the Restaurant Industry Survive Stricter Immigration Screenings? – CNBC CNBC looks at the restaurant industry’s reliance on immigrants in its labor force and how the cloudy political climate surrounding immigration reform could create a slew of challenges for hourly …

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Food For Thought: 3/23/2016

Former NLRB Judge: Garland Pushed the Envelope to Advance Unions – Free Beacon President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee continues to face scrutiny for his pro-labor voting record, yet another indication of the uphill battle his nomination faces.   This Is …

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Food For Thought: 3/22/2016

Life As An Undercover Union Organizer – The Atlantic The Atlantic interviews the author of Playing Against the House: The Dramatic World of an Undercover Union Organizer. The piece provides insight into the life of a union salt. The author worked …

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Food For Thought: 3/21/2016

Gender and Income Equality Are a Top Priority For This Year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For – Fortune The narrative around income inequality and “equal pay” has grown so much that it’s now become a driving criterion for Fortune’s annual “100 Best …

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Food For Thought: 3/18/2016

A Union Card Shouldn’t Be an Heirloom – The Wall Street Journal Millions of workers have inherited unions from their grandparents’ generation. The Wall Street Journal opinion page looks at this dynamic and poses the question; do workers have a …

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Food For Thought: 3/17/2016

Jobs for the Young in Poor Neighborhoods – The New York Times The New York Times looks at an increasingly problematic trend, the high rate of joblessness for minority teenagers, and what some cities are doing to connect young people …

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