Running for your livelihoods

As the presidential candidates take their marks, it’s restaurant issues that are on the line.

No. 3 distributor says Sysco-US Foods merger would be favorable

A Performance Food Group executive testified that the competitive stature of his company would be enhanced by the combined companies’ sale of 11 distribution centers.

The participants have discussed what they’ll do if the merger is blocked

The federal judge hearing the FTC’s efforts to block the combination says his decision will ride on understanding distribution and determining what options would be left for foodservice operators if the deal proceeds.

No vote will be taken, now or in the future. Meanwhile, 141 labor groups have reportedly filed for an expedited union vote.

Forty-eight of the 50 states don’t require restaurant workers to have allergen training. But that may be starting to change.

Gov. Mario Cuomo had been a fierce advocate of hiking the minimum to $10.50, but backed off in a last-minute deal with his Republican opponents.

Congregations of 84 prominent clergymen will be urged to support a hike to $11.50 an hour.

A new city ordinance could restrict grilling methods for barbecue restaurants close to residential areas in the Texas city.

Is scheduling certainty the next battle in the labor fight?

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