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The Daily Prep List: 1.10.22

Labor

Empower workers or government overreach? California’s fast food bill tests labor laws

CalMatters 1/10

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. 

The face of organized labor in California just got a lot bolder (and more Twitter-savvy)

San Francisco Chronicle 1/9

Lorena Gonzalez will soon become the face of organized labor in California. 

Food Industry Policy

Bay Area mayors warn of ‘catastrophic’ impact on local restaurants without more federal aid

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.

Pleasanton forcing restaurants to tear out popular parklets

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

McDonald’s App Dominates Fast-Food Industry

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

Taco Bell employee fatally shot by gunman after apparent argument at drive-thru in South LA: Police

ABC7 1/9

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.

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