When a Sacramento Jack in the Box shut down for three days as employees went on strike to demand better and safer working conditions, it was not business as usual.
The US restaurant industry’s bad rap only got worse with the pandemic. Restaurant workers quit en masse in 2020, complaining about low pay, obnoxious customers, lack of benefits, and the risk of covid.
Food Industry Policy
Beginning today, Oakland will no longer require people to prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering restaurants, bars, gyms, entertainment venues, and other indoor establishments.
Restaurant Business 5/18
The date targeted for the vote has shifted forward and back in recent days. Now lobbyists say the showdown will come tomorrow.
On the Side
Capital & Main 5/18
The view from Lemon Hill, a working-class community where stress and anxiety rule the day.
Mercury News (Bloomberg) 5/18
With a gallon of milk up about 25% since before the pandemic, and retail bacon 35% higher, it’s hard to imagine how US food inflation could get any worse. But evidence suggests that even higher prices are on the horizon.