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The Daily Prep List 05.25.2022


Why Are Unions Coming to the New Economy?

LA Progressive 5/25

Yesterday, the Game Workers Alliance (a union of quality assurance workers at Activism subsidiary studio Raven Software) won their vote to form a union.

‘Hypocritical.’ Here’s why California lawmakers want to end the ban on unions for their staff

The Sacramento Bee 5/25

A national, youth-driven wave of unionizing could soon reach the California State Legislature, where a new proposal would allow collective bargaining for the first time for legislative employees.

Food Industry Policy

In Supreme Court’s post-Roe dystopia, a California pig law could hurt abortion access

The Sacramento Bee 5/25

Californians’ noble attempt to impose minimally humane standards on pigs raised for their consumption was greeted with all the equanimity one might expect of the nation’s pork producers.

Carpinteria Council Considers Limits on Chain Businesses to Promote ‘Small Beach Town’ Feel

Noozhawk 5/25

The Carpinteria City Council is working to create an ordinance that would regulate or even prohibit formula businesses in the city in order to foster a diverse array of small, independent businesses that give Carpinteria its “small beach town” character.

On the Side

Restaurant Recovery Remains Slow. How Is The Industry Faring Amid Labor Shortages And Other Challenges?

KPCC 89.3FM 5/24

Once you click on the link above, scroll to the bottom of the page to hear how some restaurants in Southern California are handling the ongoing challenges created by the COVID pandemic. The President and CEO of the California Restaurant Association, Jot Condie, is a part of the conversation. 

Business groups urge ‘activating the streets’ to lure people back to downtown areas

San Francisco Chronicle 5/24

Business groups in San Francisco are hoping to partner with City Hall to produce ongoing events to entice people back to the city’s economic core, where restaurants and retail shops have suffered from a loss of tourists and office workers who now toil largely from home.

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