Workers are unionizing across the country. Could staffers in the California Legislature be next?
San Francisco Chronicle 6/21
SACRAMENTO — Every year, Democrats who control California Legislature pass long lists of bills supported by labor unions, a powerful political force in the Golden State.
Franchises are key to a healthy California workforce
Capitol Weekly 6/20
I made a small investment but took a big interest in the restaurant industry. Over the next four years, I helped open new stores in the Pacific Northwest and learned every job along the way.
Food Industry Policy
It’s high time to put a lid on plastics
Plastic waste is the legacy we are leaving our children. It is everywhere: In remote alpine lakes, in deep sea trenches, and even inside us. Studies show we consume up to a credit-card worth of plastic every week.
Biden Admin Asks SCOTUS to Toss Prop 12
DTN Progressive Farmer 6/21
LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) — The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court to strike down California’s attempt to ban the sale of pork from hogs that fail to meet the new production standards is unconstitutional and violates the Commerce Clause.
On the Side
A Growing Number of California Cities Are Opening Weed Cafes
NYT California Today 6/21
OJAI, Calif. — Imagine a restaurant where you can order dark chocolate infused with cannabis, or where you can pick a pre-rolled joint from a menu and light up at your table.
Keeping Local Restaurants Cooking: 144 Restaurants to Receive $3,000 Resilience Grants
PG&E Currents 6/20
California restaurants still struggling with impacts of the pandemic are getting a boost from the California Restaurant Foundation and The PG&E Corporation Foundation (Foundation).