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The Daily Prep List: 1.31.22


Democrats take aim at strike-combating employers

Politico Weekly Shift 1/31

FIRST IN SHIFT:A group of House Democrats plan to introduce legislation Wednesday blocking employers from cutting off striking workers’ health care benefits.

New Lawsuit Argues Tipped Minimum Wage Violates Workers’ Civil Rights

Eater 1/28

Jillian Melton was paid just $2.13 per hour — the lowest legal cash wage in the U.S. — during her six years at Seasons 52 Wine Bar and Grill in Memphis, Tennessee.

Food Industry Policy

California’s Single-Payer Health Care Proposal Faces Crucial Vote

New York Times 1/31 For years, the single-payer health care movement has found traction in California.

California Restaurants Are Spared a Possible Pork Shortage—At Least For Now

Restaurant Business 1/28

A court in California has ruled that new statewide restrictions on pork purchases will be postponed at least six months for restaurants, sparing operators from a possible shortage of the meat and the margin pressures that might have resulted.

On The Side

Whittier taco truck operator arrested after allegedly vandalizing competitor’s stand

Los Angeles Times 1/31

A lonchera operator drew widespread derision on social media after sheriff’s authorities said he attacked a street vendor on Thursday, allegedly angry that the taco seller set up near his self-appointed usual “spot.”

After two devastating years, S.F.’s historic Chinatown hopes this Lunar New Year will begin a turnaround

San Francisco Chronicle 1/28

Hanna Zhang started planting radishes six months ago in hopes of a busy Lunar New Year at her 45-year-old bakery in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

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