Fast food workers are using 911 call logs to draw attention to a hidden “crisis of violence”
The Counter 12/14
In the spring of this year, Perla Hernández, an employee at a Burger King store in Campbell, California, was making a burger when she heard some commotion in the dining area.
California’s Minimum Wage to Increase to $15 per Hour for Large Employers, $14 per Hour for Small Employers
CA Department of Industrial Relations 12/14
Oakland—California’s minimum wage will increase on January 1, 2022 to $15 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees, and $14 for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
Food Industry Policy
Is Indoor Dining Safe With the Omicron Variant Spreading Right Now?
Eater SF 12/14
Just in time for the holidays, there’s a new COVID-19 variant spreading — omicron has arrived.
CRA joins effort to take PAGA reform to ballot
Reform to California’s badly-flawed PAGA law is long overdue.
On the Side
Habit Burger Founders Sell Santa Barbara Restaurants
Santa Barbara Independent 12/14
After nearly a half-century of proudly preparing patties that became a nationwide success story, Habit Burger Grill founder Brent Reichard and his co-owning brother, Bruce Reichard, are selling the last eight of their restaurants to Yum! Brands, which owns every other Habit in the country.
Nearly two dozen Oakland restaurants are adding a new surcharge to feed homeless people
San Francisco Chronicle 12/14
Nearly two dozen Oakland restaurants are adding a new surcharge to their bills next year: 1% to help feed the city’s most vulnerable.