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The Daily Prep List: 03.29.21


Opinion: PRO Act would take U.S. in California’s wrong direction

The Orange County Register 3/27

Supporters of the federal Protecting the Right to Organize Act have been rebutting critics who have described the proposal as the national equivalent of California’s Assembly Bill 5, which largely banned California companies from hiring freelance or contract workers. They say that the so-called PRO Act would do no such thing.

Arby’s Says It Helped Kill the $15 Minimum Wage

Jacobin 3/27

The parent company of some of America’s largest fast-food chains is claiming credit for convincing Congress to exclude a $15 minimum wage from the recent COVID relief bill, according to internal company documents reviewed by The Daily Poster. The company, which is owned by a private equity firm named after an Ayn Rand character, also says it is now working to thwart new union rights legislation.

Food Industry Policy

DoorDash pushes back against fee delivery commissions with new charges

NBC News 3/28

NBC News discovered 68 jurisdictions that imposed food delivery caps; DoorDash tacked on additional fees in 57 of them.

Why experts still warn against indoor dining, even as S.F. advances to orange tier

San Francisco Chronicle 3/26

Despite indoor dining expanding across the Bay Area and several counties in or about to enter the orange tier, local infectious disease experts still warn that the activity presents some risk for even fully vaccinated people. One expert said he was even more concerned now than when indoor dining first started opening in early March.

On the Side

The Annex Kitchen owners are planning a new restaurant in Fresno. Here are all the details

The Fresno Bee 3/26

The people behind popular Fresno restaurant The Annex Kitchen are planning to open a new eatery. It’s not a second location, but a pizza restaurant.

Ju-Ni debuts an all-outdoor omakase sushi bar in San Francisco

San Francisco Chronicle 3/26

San Francisco sushi destination Ju-Ni is unveiling an all-outdoor omakase dining set-up on Friday. It appears to be the first of its kind in the city, with a new parklet designed specifically for omakase — and reservations are going fast.

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