California eyes giving 500,000 fast food workers more power
Associated Press 2/1
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s more than half-million fast food workers would get increased power and protections under a first-in-the-nation measure approved by the state Assembly on Monday.
Landmark legislation to protect fast-food workers passes State Assembly
SAN DIEGO — Ground-breaking legislation to help protect more than half a million fast-food workers in California got the green light Monday by the State Assembly.
Food Industry Policy
Why single payer died in the California Legislature, again
Despite, or perhaps because of, an aggressive last-minute push by progressive activists ahead of a crucial deadline, legislation to create a government-run universal health care system in California died Monday without coming up for a vote.
Despite Labor Shortages, Workers See Few Gains in Economic Security
New York Times 2/1
Over the past two months, Brenda Garcia, who works at a Chipotle in Queens, has struggled to land more than 20 hours per week, making it difficult to keep up with her expenses. When she confronts her manager, he vows to try to find her more work, but the problem invariably persists.
On The Side
Why Lamb is Rising in Popularity Among Restaurants
FSR Magazine 2/1
While not as common in the U.S. as beef, poultry, and pork, lamb is experiencing something of a renaissance.
NPD: Restaurant industry will recover 98% of pre-pandemic orders by yearend
Chain Store Age 1/31
Things are looking up for the beleaguered restaurant industry