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The Daily Prep List 3.23.22


One in Three U.S. Workers Are Earning Less Than $15 an Hour

Bloomberg 3/22

With an effort by Democrats to boost the national minimum wage stalled, a new report finds that on average one in three U.S. workers is still making less than $15 an hour, while the share of women and people of color earning that amount is even greater.

Applebee’s Is Just a Fast-Food Restaurant Now

Eater 3/22

The line between fast food and “casual dining” continues to blur, and may not exist for much longer. In an effort to compete with fast-food chains, Applebee’s has announced that it will add drive-thru windows to at least 15 of its locations by the end of the year. 

Food Industry Policy

Asm. Kevin Kiley introduces bill to repeal California’s Sanctuary State law

ABC 10 3/21

CALIFORNIA, USA — A Rocklin assemblyman is hoping the tragic shooting of three girls and a chaperone in Sacramento can catalyze an effort to repeal California’s Sanctuary State law.

Advocates demand immigration sanctuary in Sonoma County

Sonoma Index-Tribune 3/21

A collective of immigration advocates is demanding the Board of Supervisors approve an ordinance to make Sonoma County an immigration sanctuary, severing all ties between the Sheriff’s Office and federal immigration authorities.

On the Side

How Long John Silver’s Flipped Tight Budgets into Record Sales

QSR Magazine 3/23

When Blain Shortreed joined Long John Silver’s as CEO in 2019, the company was on the tail end of a disappointing run that saw the brand shed nearly 300 stores in five years. The proverbial ship was sinking and something needed to be done, fast.

Vendors, families fight to keep North Hollywood Swap Meet open

KTLA 3/22

Vendors and families gathered for a protest Tuesday, fighting to keep the North Hollywood Swap Meet open.

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