Restaurant Business 12/21
Many of the 8 million workers who were displaced from restaurant and hotel jobs during the pandemic’s early days are unlikely to re-apply because of lingering anger over how they were treated, a new academic study shows.
Washington Post 12/20
Congress is poised to boost funding for the federal agency that protects workers’ rights to organize, at least temporarily averting a staffing crisis that has hampered the Biden administration’s ability to deliver on its pro-union agenda — and that also threatened to cause prolonged labor unrest at the agency.
Food Industry Policy
The Sun-Gazette 12/21
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – A two-year old building code update is taking effect in 2023 to decrease carbon emissions in the state, but exhibits an uptick in the cost of construction.
CBS News 12/21
A new federal law requiring that sesame be listed as an allergen on food labels is having unintended consequences: Increasing the number of products with the ingredient.
On the Side
The Sacramento Bee 12/22
Sometimes, the best way to get into the Christmas spirit is to get into Christmas spirits.
San Diego Magazine 12/21
From the bull market on hot pots, to futuristic space tiki bars on acid, to the return of an iconic San Diego chef, to Japanese-inspired listening bars, even a little fish shop from a fifth generation local fisherman who hit rock bottom and turned his life around to become one of the world’s foremost experts in sustainable seafood…