The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 8.20.2015

Subway's other problems; Wage-hike campaign targeting fast-food joints moves overseas; Pro-immigration Silicon Valley groups fight back against Trump; Beyonce's quiet media-relations strategy; California DAs criticize Uber's driver screening; Carter to hold press conference on cancer diagnosis.

1. Subway has problems other than Jared Fogle. The sandwich chain is suffering from dropping sales and decreasing customer interest, noted USA Today. Subway has made only two short statements about severing its relationship with Fogle this week.

2. The campaign to raise wages for workers at McDonald’s and other fast-food restaurants is moving overseas after successes in New York State and other regions. One goal of workers’ rights groups is to get foreign regulators to pressure fast-food companies into better wages and conditions.

3. A pro-immigration group backed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking on Donald Trump’s immigration policy, saying the US should allow more highly skilled workers into the country. Fwd.us president Todd Schulte laid out the organization’s position on Wednesday in a blog post.

4. Beyonce is on the cover of the September issue of Vogue but without sitting down for an at-length interview or agreeing to be the subject of a feature. The New York Times looks at whether the pop star, who has not tweeted in two years, is giving the media the silent treatment.

5. District attorneys from Los Angeles and San Francisco are saying Uber isn’t doing enough to screen out drivers with criminal records. They claimed the ride-hailing company has misled customers about how thoroughly it vets its drivers in a civil suit filed last year.

6. Former President Jimmy Carter will hold a press conference on Thursday morning to discuss his recent cancer diagnosis. He said last week that doctors had discovered cancer had spread in his body after the performed liver surgery.

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