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The Daily Prep List 4.21.22

Labor

California set to keep workplace pandemic rules through 2022

Associated Press 4/21

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California workplace regulators are poised to extend mandatory pay for workers affected by the coronavirus through the end of 2022, more than two months after state lawmakers restored similar benefits through September.

The Starbucks Union Movement Is ‘Unstoppable’

Vice 4/21

On Tuesday, Starbucks workers at five stores voted to unionize in Richmond, Virginia, bringing the count of unionized Starbucks stores to 25 locations out of 27 where votes have been counted. Most of the union wins have been landslide victories, some of them were unanimous in favor of the union. 

Food Industry Policy

This fund is helping San Diego restaurants move into the next phase of pandemic recovery

San Diego Union-Tribune 4/20

Local restaurants can apply for a $3,000 grant from the California Restaurant Foundation’s Restaurants Care Resilience Fund by April 30.

Push Against Single-Use Plastics Gaining Momentum with Upcoming Ballot Initiative

KPIX CBS5 4/20

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Littered along highways, scattered around trash cans and all over our beaches, plastic is everywhere. And there’s growing evidence that more and more of it is even making its way into our bodies.

On the Side

Inflation brings California food banks a surge in first-time users on ‘razor’s edge’

Los Angeles Times 4/20

SACRAMENTO — More than a dozen people stood in the rain last week before the gates at the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services distribution center had even opened. Parked cars wrapped around the block.

Chipotle Creates A $50 Million Fund To Invest In Early-Stage Tech Companies

Restaurant Business 4/19

Chipotle Mexican Grill on Tuesday announced the creation of a $50 million fund to invest in early-stage technology companies to help its customers and employees.

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