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The Daily Prep List 08.30.2022


California passes bill giving fast food workers bargaining power

CalMatters 8/30

The California Legislature sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a first-in-the-nation bill Monday creating a council to regulate wages and working conditions in fast food restaurants. 

California Legislature passes bill to protect fast-food workers

Los Angeles Times 8/29

A California bill that aims to improve and standardize working conditions for fast-food workers will head to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom after winning passage in the state Senate and Assembly on Monday over objections from business interests, which say it unfairly targets the fast-food industry and will drive up food prices.

Food Industry Policy

Will San Francisco restaurants keep their parklets? Looming deadline will force them to decide soon

San Francisco Chronicle 8/29

A looming deadline is forcing San Francisco’s restaurateurs to weigh the potentially high costs and benefits of holding onto their parklets.

Over 300,000 Alcohol Servers Have Registered for Mandatory Training

CA Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 8/29

Sacramento – Over 300,000 alcohol servers and their managers who work at on-sale premises licensed by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) have registered to get trained and certified under the mandatory Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Training Program Act of 2017, also known as Assembly Bill (AB)1221Opens in new window.

On the Side

These California downtowns are far from what they used to be, UC Berkeley study says

The Sacramento Bee 8/29

Downtown Sacramento and other older, large cities have not fully recovered from the COVID-19 economic downturn more than two years into the pandemic, according to a study from the University of California, Berkeley.

Short-staffed restaurant desperate for more workers as state unemployment falls to historic low

CBS News 8/29

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Reaching a historic record low, unemployment in California fell to 3.9 percent, in July. San Mateo County leads the state at 1.9% with San Francisco, Santa Clara and Marin Counties not far behind at 2.1%, according to the California Employment Development Department.

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