Tens of thousands of California workers have gone on strike this year to seek better wages and working conditions. As the strikes continue, unions are mounting a full-court press in the Legislature to achieve those same goals.
Restaurant Business 8/25
A majority of employees no longer have to vote ‘yea’ in certain circumstances for the whole staff to become part of a union.
Food Industry Policy
The Sacramento Bee 8/28
At a Planning and Design Commission Meeting last week, associate city planner Laura Tuller disclosed that Sacramento will back off — at least for now — on enforcing what has been touted as a key policy in combating climate change.
KRON 4 8/25
One San Francisco restaurant is feuding with police officers. Reem’s California in the Mission District is going back and forth on social media with the San Francisco Police Officers Association (SFPOA).
On the Side
The Los Angeles Times 8/26
“What do I look for as a review subject when faced with countless choices? Without committing myself to any one set of criteria, I look for places where the menus don’t look like carbon copies of similar restaurants, and often where there’s a narrative behind the cooking that conveys something about, or contributes something fresh to, the story of Los Angeles.”
NBC Los Angeles 8/27
The event, which began Friday and will run through Sept. 3, highlights Black-owned eateries in Los Angeles County. It features traditional restaurants, food trucks, bakeries and more that range in cuisine from southern dishes, Cajun classics, American faire, African eats and more.