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The Daily Prep List 5.16.22


‘I cannot survive on $260 a week’: US retail and fast-food workers strike

The Guardian 5/16

Workers in America’s fast-food and retail sectors who worked on the frontlines through the dangers of the Covid-19 pandemic are continuing a trend of strikes and protests over low wages, safety concerns and sexual harassment issues on the job.

Several States Are Taking the Lead on Restoring Overtime Pay

Capital & Main 5/13

With Americans struggling with inflation, workers’ advocates are banking on a White House that has promised to make millions more workers eligible for overtime wages that pay time and a half.

Food Industry Policy

Here’s why the $48 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund refill won’t pass in the Senate easily

Nation’s Restaurant News 5/13

Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives voted yes on a bill that would provide $42 billion in relief to foodservice businesses to the two-thirds of original RRF applicants that never received funding, and an additional $13 billion to other businesses that were hit hard during the pandemic like gyms and events venues.

Federal Judge Throws Out Disability Case Leveled Against Redwood City Restaurant

Eater SF 5/13

On Thursday, May 12, a federal judge found a disabled plaintiff’s testimony was “not credible” and tossed out a case brought against Alhambra Irish House, a Redwood City restaurant.

On the Side

Why Do Tech Bros Have Such a Weird Relationship to Food?

Eater 5/16

When Hazel Green (played by Cristin Milioti) escapes from the Hub in Season 1 of HBO’s Made for Love, the first thing she wants is a beer.

Restaurant Offers Upcycled Food

CBS13 Sacramento 5/15

You’ve heard of upcycling clothing and furniture, but would you eat at a restaurant that offers leftovers?

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