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The Daily Prep List 2.18.22


Worker Boards Across the Country Are Empowering Workers and Implementing Workforce Standards Across Industries

Center for American Progress 2/18

State and local policymakers are increasingly regulating workplace standards—including compensation, scheduling, training, and safety—through industrywide councils or boards that include worker representatives.

A petition for an $18 minimum wage is gaining signatures in California. What that means for the hourly worker

CNBC 2/17

Just months after a federal $15 minimum wage failed to take shape, Californians may get the chance to vote on even higher minimum hourly pay.

Food Industry Policy

R&D investments drive California innovation

CalMatters 2/18

The governor recently signed a package of bills that will boost California’s continuing economic recovery by protecting frontline workers who are impacted by COVID-19 while also investing in those businesses that are creating jobs and providing essential goods and services to our communities.

San Diego Restaurants Pitted by Suspension of Mexican Avocado Imports

NBC7 San Diego 2/17

Whether it’s topping a shrimp cocktail or added on as a side to a quesadilla plate, just about everything Juan Magaña sells at Sierra Madre Cantina comes with a side of avocado.

On the Side

Restaurant sales drop for the second straight month in January

Nation’s Restaurant News 2/17

Restaurant sales continued to fall for the second month in a row in January, as the U.S. hit the peak of the COVID-19 omicron variant outbreak, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Local Restaurants Forced To Pivot Again As Omicron Declines

CBS13 Sacramento 2/17

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Omicron surge is ending, but local restaurants are forced to pivot yet again to stay in business.

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