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The Daily Prep List 5.23.22


Shareholders Vote on Tips as Wages

Los Angeles Business Journal 5/23

A resolution asking Dine Brands Global Inc. to study how it could change the way it calculates the minimum wage had the backing of nuns, pension funds and economic advocates, but shareholders voted it down.

These five workers left restaurant jobs in the pandemic. Where are they now?

Los Angeles Times 5/23

A bar director in the restaurant business for three decades quit after a customer spat on her mask.

Food Industry Policy

Plastics industry, facing crackdown, targets Democrats with mailers deemed deceptive

Los Angeles Times 5/23

Cheryl Auger was stunned this month when one of her Pasadena neighbors and friends received a flier in the mail featuring her state assemblyman, with a line stating, “Higher taxes on plastic products will enrich corporate interests with no guarantee of reducing plastic waste.”

San Diego slashes new street vendor permit fee to $38 in response to backlash

La Jolla Light 5/21 
Facing pressure from immigrants rights groups and advocates for racial equity, San Diego slashed from $230 to $38 the annual permit fee that street vendors must pay under a new ordinance that takes effect in most of the city in mid-June.

On the Side

Why these Bay Area restaurants list every worker’s name on the menu

San Francisco Chronicle 5/23

At the end of the menu at the Michelin-starred Californios in San Francisco is a list of 32 names. It’s a roll call of the people who make the restaurant happen every night, from food runners to sous-chefs. 

Local Restaurant Workers Get Well-Deserved Thanks … and a Party

GV Wire 5/20

After two years of pandemic closures, followed by the post-COVID reality, the local restaurant industry made Monday a night to unwind.

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