For Maria Martinez, the future of work has never looked particularly bright. In most of her 25 years as a dishwasher at a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Southern California, she had never gotten a raise beyond the minimum wage hikes mandated by the government.
Wall Street Journal 4/17
Low-wage workers capitalized on the rare opportunity of a tight labor market with a burst of job-switching.
Food Industry Policy
Los Angeles Times 4/17
SAN JOSE — On any given afternoon, the garbage cans in San Jose’s Westfield Oakridge Mall food court overflow with plastic spoons, forks, soft drink cups and takeout food containers.
The Mercury News 4/17
After COVID-19 vaccines became widely available last year, federal, state and local leaders were tripping over themselves to show their tough-on-the-virus bona fides by mandating the shots for the workplace, the classroom, the bar and the ballgame.
On the Side
Restaurant Business 4/18
Taco Bell said on Monday that it is bringing back its Mexican Pizza this May, following nearly two years of clamoring from fans including a Change.org petition, thousands of social media comments and even a request from legendary musician Dolly Parton.
The Sacramento Bee 4/16
Sacramentans went to restaurants and bars more frequently in March compared to the month before, according to points of interest data.