Joe Kefauver

Managing Partner,
Align Public Strategies

Joe Kefauver is managing partner of Align Public Strategies, 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. For more information, go to

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What restaurants can learn from Uber’s playbook
NRN columnist Joe Kefauver says operators must be more willing to engage with potentially their biggest allies — their customers
GOP presidential candidates
Opinion: Making sense of the 2016 election landscape
Which presidential hopeful is the best small business candidate?
Opinion: What the Election Day results mean for businesses
Republicans extend dominance at state level while Democrats hold major metros
Opinion: The national dialogue around Fight for $15
How the $15 per hour wage movement reached its ‘tipping point’
Sustainable scheduling issues may hit restaurant industry  2
“Fair work week” efforts a problem for retail, soon a problem for restaurants
Opinion: Weighing the impact of Walmart’s wage increase 
The upward pressure of Walmart’s action will be felt by operators large and small, particularly in the restaurant industry
Opinion: The worth of words 
Restaurant owners have some very powerful words at their disposal
Opinion: The minimum wage conversation needs to change  2
The industry continues to find itself on the short end of this conversation
Opinion: Republican mid-term victory could mean greater challenge in 2016 
The Republicans would be even better off had there been a few moderate Democrats left for them to deal with
Changes in scheduling practices could undermine franchise model 
"Fair Workweek Initiative" could be a beachhead to unionization of restaurant, retail industries
Restaurants and the sharing economy  1
Uber and Airbnb paved the way for apps that could dramatically impact foodservice
Piketty's 'Capital' could change policy playing field 
A look at the best-selling book and how it could shape future economic debate
Image issues prompt rebranding at unions 
Big Labor is calling attention to the positive in new television ads
Restaurants can expect more lawsuits 
Union-backed class-action suits can hurt reputations, spur costly changes
U.S. grasp on business basics continues to wane 
Examining the growing influence of the social justice narrative

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