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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.