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
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.