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  1. chains
    The Unavoidable Fight to Unionize Starbucks in New York“It’s tiring to be called a ‘partner’ and not be heard.”
  2. unemployment
    Why the End of Enhanced Unemployment Won’t Solve Restaurants’ Staffing CrisisIt doesn’t change anything for people who have moved on from jobs that weren’t working for them.
  3. reopening
    After a ‘Year of Hell,’ New York’s Restaurant Workers Start to Feel Safe“It feels pretty great just to live and not be scared.”
  4. vaccinations
    Should Restaurant Owners Require Staff to Get Vaccinated?A controversial firing addresses a difficult question.
  5. labor
    Florida Becomes Latest State to Pass a $15 Minimum WageIt will be raised annually through 2026 and then adjusted for inflation every year after.
  6. reopening
    At Jean-Georges’s Restaurants, the Coronavirus Has Heightened Tensions Over PaySales have plummeted, and cooks who have been brought back have seen their hourly pay cut.
  7. coronavirus
    Horrifying Problems Continue to Plague the Meat IndustryCoronavirus cases at meatpacking facilities have skyrocketed.
  8. labor
    Eataly’s Workers Say They Feel Betrayed by a New Payment Plan“This is the nail in the coffin.”
  9. coronavirus news
    Amazon Fires Employee Who Led Staten Island StrikeChris Smalls said he was fired on Monday afternoon shortly after leading a walkout.
  10. coronavirus
    Whole Foods Workers Planning Nationwide Sick-out Protest on TuesdayTheir demands include increased hazard pay and health-care coverage for all workers.
  11. coronavirus news
    Why Amazon and Instacart Workers Are Striking TodayWorkers at the online retail giant’s Staten Island warehouse are walking out today.
  12. labor
    Why New York’s Minimum-Wage Increase Benefited RestaurantsEmployment and revenue are both up.
  13. chicken
    Popeyes Has Finally Run Out of Chicken SandwichesOur national nightmare is over (for now), and exhausted workers will get a much-needed reprieve from the chaos.
  14. lawsuits
    Sushi Nakazawa Sued for Mishandling TipsIt’s alleged that owner Alessandro Borgognone and chef Daisuke Nakazawa failed to pay overtime and the minimum wage.
  15. Facebook Cafeteria Workers Unionize in Hopes of Improving WagesThe current $18.81 hourly wage isn’t enough to make ends meet in an area where prices are so inflated.
  16. the tipping game
    Restaurant Owners Continue to Return to Traditional Tipping ModelsPortland’s Le Pigeon and Little Bird are the latest to revert to gratuity.
  17. food politics
    Restaurants Reportedly Fired Workers After ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ ProtestsAn Oklahoma bar and grill that let go 12 employees has taken a lot of heat.
  18. taking a stand
    New York’s Bodega Strike Is a Bid for Unity at a Time of Deep Unrest“It’s not just Yemeni-Americans, Iraqi-Americans, Iranian-Americans — It’s your neighbor, your doctor, that’s what we’re trying to show.”
  19. muslim ban
    New York’s Yemeni Bodega Owners Will Strike in Response To Trump’s Muslim BanThere will also be a rally at the Brooklyn Borough Hall.
  20. food politics
    Starbucks Promises to Hire 10,000 Refugees in Response to Trump’s Muslim BanThe company also says it will donate 4 million trees to Mexican coffee farmers.
  21. food politics
    Trump’s Secretary of Labor Pick Called Fast-Food Workers ‘the Best of the Worst’A long-time employee said he’s “not the person to protect American workers’ rights.”
  22. the state of the industry
    How the Restaurant Industry Is Preparing for the Trump EraWhy workers fear the new administration and the ways in which they’re already responding.
  23. contradictions
    Trump Vineyards Is Hiring and It Helps If You’re Foreign!Keeping jobs in America, as promised.
  24. seafood crisis
    Here Are Even More Reasons to Be Distraught About SeafoodOne new report suggests rampant fraud, while another reveals labor abuses in Hawaii.
  25. The Future
    Restaurant Fires Robot Waiters After Learning They Can’t Even Pour Water“Their skills are somewhat limited.”
  26. Studies
    New Study Says Raising Restaurant Wages Won’t Lead to Job LossesThe Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration says it’s a good thing, actually.
  27. Labor
    Connecticut’s Fast-Food Workers Getting Minimum Wage IncreaseIt’ll happen by 2017.
  28. The Chain Gang
    Fast-Food Workers’ Strikes Continue Throughout Midwest CitiesThose fries and the shake should come with more money, activists say.
  29. Labor
    Fast Food Workers Protest Downtown This MorningArise, you have nothing to lose but chain restaurants.
  30. Beef
    Student Guest Workers Protest McDonald’s Over Claims of SevereGuest workers were forced to work long hours at substandard pay, and live in squalid, employer-owned apartments.
  31. Labor
    Kosher Corridor Controversy Over Restaurants’ Labor Rights CommitmentsPico Boulevard restaurants are being hassled over their commitment to employees in revenge for the closing of an Iowa meat processing facility.
  32. Labor
    California Restaurant Assoc. Argues Against Claims of Kitchen Labor AbuseJot Condie argues that the dismal claims of labor organization Restaurant Center Opportunities United are “not as widespread as [it] insists.”
  33. Labor
    Donatella’s Bun Is Out of the OvenSend her some baby food recipes.
  34. Lawsuits
    Flushing’s ‘Sweatshop Kingpin’Restaurant workers get paid $500 to $700 per month for 60- and 70-hour weeks?
  35. Lawsuits
    Batali May Face Further Legal WoesPlus, ‘Masterchef’ is “American Idol for foodies.”
  36. Lawsuits
    More Details on the Lawsuit Against BabboPlus, how much does a Babbo waiter make in tips?
  37. Beef
    Kawa Sushi Accuses ‘RUDE!!!’ and ‘NASTY!!!’ DeliverymanA West Village sushi restaurant is publicly shaming a former employee.
  38. lawsuits
    Update: Was Bouley Suit Originally Dismissed?The landlord also sued him back in May.
  39. Back of the House
    The New Non-Union Kitchens of Hotel RestaurantsWhy the newest crop of hotel restaurants could succeed.
  40. Lawsuits
    Bartender Speaks Frankly About Her Lawsuit Against Frank“Nothing about these restaurants is legal.”
  41. Beef
    Food, Inc. Creators Still Have Beef With ChipotleSure, the burrito brand is sponsoring screenings, but the movie’s creators are still critical of its policies.
  42. Lawsuits
    Lemongrass Grill Accused of Withholding $770,000 From WorkersThe Thai restaurant’s employees were paid as little as $2.08 an hour.
  43. NewsFeed
    Wild Edibles, Bennigan’s Go BankruptTwo companies go under, one thanks to labor and one thanks to general economic malaise.
  44. NewsFeed
    Meet the Tavern on the Green PlaintiffA former hostess describes a vulgar, threatening workplace.
  45. NewsFeed
    Rabbi Will Bless Striking Goldman Sachs Cafeteria WorkersWe’re sure there’s a “rabbi walks into a cafeteria” joke in here…
  46. NewsFeed
    Telepan Settles Year-Old Labor LawsuitFour employees settle with Bill Telepan in a dispute over pooled tips.
  47. NewsFeed
    New York Starbucks Baristas Want to Keep Their Tips, TooInspired by their California counterparts, Starbucks baristas in New York are suing for the right to keep their tips.
  48. NewsFeed
    Restaurant Workers March on City HallRestaurant workers want a law to protect them from skinflint managers.
  49. NewsFeed
    Colors Back From the Dead, But Are Workers Happy Now?Colors is on the rebound, but what happened to that pesky lawsuit?
  50. Beef
    Better Get to That Wild Edibles Party Early! Being lifelong fans of labor strife and (especially) guerrilla street theater, we received this press release with some excitement. We are passing it on without comment, except to ask why this doesn’t happen more often. What could dramatize the struggle of labor versus management better than the preannounced crashing of ritzy parties?
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