The union push could face a big obstacle in 2023 if the economy falls into a recession
The union movement that kicked off across the country more than a year ago has continued its momentum in 2022, with workers in warehouses, coffee shops, grocery stores and airlines pushing for representation.
SFO food workers end strike after reaching deal for higher pay
San Francisco Chronicle 9/29
San Francisco International Airport food workers on Wednesday ended a three-day strike after winning “significant raises” under the terms of a new contract, the workers’ union said.
Food Industry Policy
How Restaurants Can Minimize Impact of Credit Card Processing Fees
The foodservice industry is transforming at an electric pace and quickly adopting new internal services like scheduling software, digital inventory tracking, digital reservations, and automated purchasing tools for lightning efficiency.
Petaluma parklets are here to stay, with permanent program in the works
North Bay Business Journal 9/29
Petaluma is planning to extend its program allowing downtown restaurants to use parklets for outdoor dining, according to a city email to local businesses.
On the Side
Five Bay Area Restaurants Where Sustainability Shapes the Menu
New York Times’ California Today 9/30
Restaurants provide an interesting way to survey our collective response to climate change, particularly in California, where more and more businesses use compostable takeout containers, take part in energy efficiency programs, cook with local ingredients and get involved in food waste initiatives.
White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health cites restaurants’ efforts to provide healthy menu options
The first of its kind in 50 years, the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, which took place on Wednesday, focused on ways to end hunger and increase healthy eating and physical activity by 2030, so that fewer Americans experience diet-related diseases like diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.