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 11 months ago

Where Are The Workers?

Where Are The Workers? – The Wall Street Journal The latest NFIB survey finds a historic labor shortage. McDonald’s, NBC Latest To Revise Office Reopening Plans As COVID-19 Cases Climb – The Wall Street Journal The fast-food retailer says corporate …

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About 11 months ago

The Mystery Of The Missing Workers, Explained

The Mystery Of The Missing Workers, Explained – Bloomberg A retirement boom, a turn for the worse in the opioid epidemic, and the rising cost of child care all stand in the way of employers seeking to fill open slots. For …

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About 11 months ago

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Split Corporate America

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Split Corporate America – The Wall Street Journal With Delta cases rising, Tyson and Walmart are insisting employees get the shot; others are sticking with persuasion and cash incentives. How The Pandemic Ate Millions Of Jobs In …

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About 11 months ago

Amazon Faces Wider Fight Over Labor Practices

Amazon Faces Wider Fight Over Labor Practices – The New York Times A second union vote may be held at an Alabama warehouse, and new tactics by the Teamsters and other groups aim to pressure Amazon across the country. End Of …

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