Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 11.28.2016

See who made the 2016 class of PRWeek's Hall of Fame.

New this morning: PRWeek has unveiled the 2016 class of its Hall of Fame. Go here to see the six industry legends who will be honored next month at a dinner in New York City. Also: Global head of GE university relations Leslie Coyne and Mayo Clinic division chair for communications Amy Davis are among those on PRWeek’s Brand Connection Roundtable.

Today: Cyber Monday. More than 122 million Americans are expected to shop online on Monday, up by 1 million from last year, according to the National Retail Federation. About 154 million people are believed to have gone shopping over the holiday weekend.

Injunction upends firms’ overtime plans. Agency employees who were banking on making overtime this week may have to wait a little longer—or their hopes may be dashed altogether. A temporary injunction granted by a federal judge last Tuesday has put the Obama administration’s new overtime plans in limbo, and they could be struck down entirely in court or by the incoming Trump administration.

Today in Trump Twitter. President-elect Donald Trump took to the microblogging platform on Sunday afternoon to claim victory in the popular vote as well as the Electoral College, saying he would have won the overall tally as well, if not for millions of people voting illegally. He didn't offer any proof of what he called "serious voter fraud" in three states. California’s secretary of state called the comments "absurd" and "reckless."

Conway’s unusual MTP appearance. Trump campaign guru Kellyanne Conway took the unusual stance of panning Mitt Romney, under consideration for secretary of state, on Meet the Press on Sunday morning, saying campaign loyalists would revolt if he is Trump’s choice for the position. David Axelrod tweeted: "I have never, ever seen any aide…publicly try to box the boss in like this." Unnamed sources told MSNBC’s Morning Joe that Trump is furious about the media appearance.

More Trump communications team rumblings. The president-elect’s transition team has reportedly approached Fox News analyst Monica Crowley about the White House press secretary role. Sources told Politico that radio host Laura Ingraham, also said to be in the mix for press secretary, wants a bigger role in policymaking. 

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