Column: California has an answer for worker abuse in the fast-food industry
Los Angeles Times 2/2
For Perla Hernandez, 42, working through the pandemic at a Burger King outside San Jose has been a harrowing experience.
Landmark Fast-Food Bill Advances in California
Restaurant Business 2/1
A landmark bill empowering California fast-food workers and unions to significantly influence wage rates and workplace standards was passed Monday by the California State Assembly, signaling a new sort of struggle between chain restaurants and organized labor.
Food Industry Policy
Column: Liberal Santa Monica versus the street vendors
Los Angeles Times 2/1
It was a gloriously sunny Saturday morning at the Santa Monica Pier on Jan. 22, when the city flexed its full might to take on Public Enemy #1: Unlicensed street vendors.
What Good is COVID Sick Leave if it Doesn’t Aid the Most Vulnerable?
Capital & Main 2/1
The idea of reviving paid supplemental COVID sick leave in California is tremendously appealing.
On The Side
Rise of the robots: How restaurants can automate without losing the human touch
Restaurant Dive 2/2
Greetings, fellow human! Robots seem to be everywhere these days, at least in the restaurant business.
Comstock’s Magazine 2/2
In April 2021, Renee Edwards figured she and her husband, Jeremy, had finally landed the house they wanted in Carmichael, the 10th they bid on since they started looking a year earlier.