Working Lunch Podcast: High-Stakes Minimum Wage Debate Heats Up

ORLANDO, Fla. — 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. Each week, the Align team discusses the top items impacting business models on its "Working Lunch" podcast.

On this week's Working Lunch podcast, the Align crew explains why an already intense debate over minimum wage increases is heating up, with the labor community fighting back on the airwaves over a credible study knocking Seattle’s increase. The Align crew looks at how the conversation around this issue is shaping up, and what it means going forward.

Also in this episode, the team discusses how there is actual work getting done in Washington, D.C. that is positive for the business community. Plus, the legislative scorecard from around the country with news on wages, paid leave and other top items.

Editor's note: This podcast does not necessarily reflect the views of Convenience Store News.