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The Daily Prep List 2.16.22


Another key vote due in effort to unionize Starbucks

CNN Business 2/15

New York (CNN Business)The effort to unionize Starbucks workers is one of the country’s most closely-watched labor organizing drives in years. And on Wednesday it takes another important, though admittedly small, next step.

Local restaurants struggle to keep up with Valentine’s Day labor shortage

KSEE 2/14

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) – Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days for restaurants but local restaurants are having to cut back reservations due to a labor shortage.

Food Industry Policy

Editorial: Los Angeles lags on building electrification. Now is the time to ban new gas hookups

Los Angeles Times 2/16

Appliances are not as obvious polluters as power plants or diesel trucks, but the gas-fueled stoves, water heaters, furnaces and clothes dryers that predominate in California homes and businesses are a major source of health-damaging and planet-warming emissions.

Temporary halt on avocado imports from Mexico could impact local growers, consumers

KSBY NBC6 2/15

The U.S. temporarily halted the import of avocados from Mexico after a U.S. official safety plant inspector received a threat via a phone call.

On The Side

Restauranteur says he spends around $750,000 on security to deal with unruly diners

CNBC 2/16

Cameron Mitchell, chief executive of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, told CNBC on Wednesday that unruly diners have cost his business $750,000 a year, on top of supply chain snarls and rising inflation that have already affected hurt his bottom line.

California Restaurant Association President and CEO Jot Condie discusses the overall health of the state’s restaurant industry as COVID cases decline and the mask mandate expires.

CapRadio Insight Podcast 2/15

California’s restaurant industry is entering the third year of the pandemic. Groundbreaking of the innovation hub Aggie Square in Sacramento and a conversation about concerns of gentrification and displacement. Muralist Jermaine Tilson at Golden 1 Center.

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