October 23, 2021


Automotive maniacs

SEIU organizers steer union campaign against Starbucks units

1 min read

Starbucks is facing a significant union organizing effort in Buffalo, N.Y., but unlike recent campaigns, this one is not run by a local independent union but by allies of the Service Employees International Union. Phil Wilson, president and general counsel of the Labor Relations Institute, joins the team from Align Public Strategies again to walk us through what’s happening on the ground in Buffalo and why it matters to all employers in the market.

The wine and spirits industry is stepping up to the plate, taking concrete action to address and prevent sexual harassment not only in their industry but other sectors of the hospitality community as well. Working Lunch is joined by the leaders of that effort — Deborah Brenner, founder and CEO of Women of the Vine & Spirits and Chris Swonger, CEO of DISCUS, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. They discuss their program, how it came about, and more importantly, why it matters going forward.

The episode wraps up 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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