The New York Times 8/23
In a state where screenwriters, housekeepers and school janitors have already gone on strike this year, Democratic lawmakers in California have introduced a bill late in the legislative session that would allow such workers to receive unemployment benefits while on the picket line.
Daily Republic 8/24
Starbucks workers at the 1450 Travis Blvd. store on Tuesday filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to unionize with Starbucks Workers United.
Food Industry Policy
Wholesale pork belly prices are approaching record highs and rose over 100% year-to-date from 131.59 cents per pound in January, to 270.89 cents at the end of July, according to FactSet data cited by CNBC.
A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in April striking down the first ban on gas in new buildings in Berkeley, Calif., is chilling city-level climate activism on swaths of the West Coast, even as other U.S. jurisdictions move forward to promote electrification.
On the Side
Roark Capital is buying Subway, ending the sandwich chain’s more than five decades of family ownership and marking a new era for the struggling company.
The Sacramento Bee 8/24
Foodieland, a multicultural food and entertainment event, is returning to Sacramento’s Cal Expo Sept. 1 through Sept. 3 for Labor Day weekend and Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.