The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 11.10.2015

Chipotle plans to reopen Pacific Northwest locations; Missouri plans diversity initiatives; Republicans prep for Milwaukee debate; Fast-food workers plan nationwide protests; Trump encourages Starbucks boycott.

(Image via Chipotle's Facebook page).
(Image via Chipotle's Facebook page).

Chipotle locations in Pacific Northwest could reopen this week
After being shut down for more than a week due to an E. coli outbreak, Chipotle stores in Oregon and Washington State could reopen as soon as Wednesday after investigators found no traces of the disease there.  

Mizzou plans diversity initiatives
The University of Missouri said Monday that it will hire a diversity officer, boost inclusion training, and add mental health services on campus. The school’s president and chancellor both agreed to step down on Monday, spurred by student and student athlete protests.

Republicans take the stage again tonight
The moderators of Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee are promising they won’t grandstand — a shot at rival CNBC — in what should be a more policy-driven event than the last. Six things to watch, courtesy of USA Today.

Fast-food workers plan national protest
Employees at fast-food restaurants in 270 cities are planning to strike today, demanding higher wages and the right to unionize and hoping to catch the eyes of presidential candidates. The organization Fight for $15 — it wants a minimum hourly wage of that amount — is behind the protests.

Unlikely alliance calls for new economy workers’ rights
A coalition of venture capitalists, unions, and the CEOs of prominent startups posted a letter this morning on Medium calling for the tech sector to rethink how it defines full-time workers and contractors. Top executives at Lyft signed the missive.

Trump: Boycott Starbucks over holiday cups
Donald Trump gave himself a pat on the back for high Saturday Night Live ratings and suggested the audience boycott Starbucks over its plain red holiday cups at a Springfield, Illinois, rally on Monday night.


New American Apparel chief plots brand comeback
The Guardian examines how American Apparel leader Paula Schneider is trying to breathe life back into the company after it ousted controversial former chief Dov Charney and suffered through six years of lackluster financial results. 

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