California Workers Face Years-Long Waits for Justice in Wage Theft Cases, State Data Shows
California workers trying to hold their bosses to account for unpaid wages are waiting years just to get a hearing before the state watchdog agency tasked with investigating their cases, according to new data obtained by KQED that shows a system plagued by unprecedented delays.
California fast food workers fighting to pass sweeping worker protections bill
The Hill 3/1
California lawmakers have the power to advance legislation that could drastically empower fast food workers in the state, standardizing wages, working hours and working conditions.
Food Industry Policy
L.A. County set to lift indoor mask rules, vaccination proof at bars. What will change
Los Angeles Times 3/1
Los Angeles County’s public health director announced Tuesday that the county is likely to lift its indoor mask order on Friday.
FDA urged to let cities, states innovate on nutrition and menu labeling
Center for Science in the Public Interest 3/1
The Food and Drug Administration should improve its process for deciding whether states and localities can enforce local rules for nutrition and menu labeling, according to a petition filed today by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
On the Side
All the East Bay restaurants that opened in February
February was supposed to be sunny, short and hopeful, with the worldwide Rice Krispies shortage the only drama worth mentioning.
As a National Seafood Council Takes Shape, Whose Interests Will It Serve?
Civil Eats 3/1
In 1993, the California Milk Processor Board approached a San Francisco advertising firm with a challenge: rev up the sales of milk, which for years had been on a slow, downhill slide.