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