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U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Fremont, hosted a roundtable with fast-food workers and the Service Employees International Union Local 521 in San Jose on Friday afternoon to discuss the fight to pass Assembly Bill 257 in California.
NBC News 7/8
Korean and Latino workers at a Korean restaurant in Los Angeles ratified their first union contract, marking a breakthrough for workers, advocates say.
Food Industry Policy
Washington Post / Bloomberg 7/11
Dozens of local governments on both coasts have banned natural gas hookups in new residential and commercial construction. In response, by the most-recent count of S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Gas Ban Monitor, 20 state legislatures in the middle of the country have banned local authorities from banning natural gas hookups.
Cal Poly Professors Say State Law Mandating Plastic Packaging Be Recyclable Could Promote Positive Sustainable Innovation — But Plastic Isn’t Always Bad, or the Most Damaging
Cal Poly 7/8
Even before California passed a ground-breaking law requiring all plastics be recyclable or compostable by 2032, Cal Poly students were exploring more sustainable packaging alternatives, professors said.
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As of late, several local high-end eateries have noticed an increase in one-star reviews being left online from different, often faceless accounts — which has greatly affected their overall ratings on Google — and some owners have even been emailed by online trolls, demanding money to stop posting the one-star reviews.
To help get by during the COVID-19 pandemic, five restaurants in Vallejo have each received $3,000 resilience grants.