Amid growing awareness of inequality and jobs that don’t pay enough to cover child care and housing, California is considering a radical proposal: Allow the state to negotiate wages, hours and work conditions for an entire industry.
San Francisco Chronicle 1/9
Lorena Gonzalez will soon become the face of organized labor in California.
Food Industry Policy
San Francisco Chronicle 1/7
San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and San Rafael Mayor Kate Colin called on members of Congress Friday to provide emergency relief for restaurants, warning of “catastrophic” impact on the local economy and a massive wave of permanent restaurant closures.
The Mercury News 1/7
PLEASANTON — Pleasanton is requiring all downtown businesses to remove their outdoor parklets, tents and other street dining setups by Friday so crews can clean streets and prune trees, but some restaurant owners are bristling at the order, which they say will cost them thousands of dollars and eliminate critically needed dining options during a massive COVID spike.
On the Side
QSR Magazine 1/10
The top 10 quick-service restaurant apps in the U.S. in December were downloaded 19.6 percent more than those the month prior.
SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A gunman opened fire Saturday night in a drive-thru at a Taco Bell in South Los Angeles, killing an employee, authorities said.