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The Daily Prep List 11.22.2023

Labor

LAX concession workers strike amid record Thanksgiving travel

KCRW 11/21

Around 450 food and concession workers at Los Angeles International Airport walked off the job Tuesday as millions of Southern Californians head to the airport for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Understanding the NLRB’s Joint Employer Rule and Its Impact on Franchising 1851

Franchise 11/21

In a landmark move that’s set to reshape the franchise landscape, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a final rule regarding joint employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. This ruling, effective from December 26, significantly revises the criteria for determining joint employer relationships, with far-reaching consequences for both franchisors and franchisees.

Food Industry Policy

City’s Climate Action Plan bumps up against Housing for Hope approval

San Diego Reader 11/21

An affordable housing project in City Heights is facing pushback from an environmental group for its use of natural gas systems, which the city plans to phase out in new buildings. Last week, the planning commission unanimously approved La Maestra Housing for Hope, a redevelopment project at 4135 Fairmount Avenue. The project is slated to be equipped with gas-powered appliances — from stoves to heaters.

Will Prop 12 fix be in new farm bill?

Farm Progress 11/20

Language that would upend Proposition 12 and similar laws could be inserted into the House version of the next farm bill, but whether it will make it to the finish line is unclear.

On the Side

On closing L.A.’s Kinn, chef highlights mental health issues in restaurant industry

Los Angeles Times 11/21

After two years, Michelin Guide recognition and a glowing review from the Los Angeles Times, modern Korean restaurant Kinn is set to close this week, with its chef-owner underscoring the importance of mental health within the restaurant industry.

SF restaurants ‘optimistic’ as holiday party bookings are booming

ABC 7 News 11/21

Everywhere from the Embarcadero to SoMa, to the Marina – restaurants say their holiday bookings are booming.

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