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Peter Romeo

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Peter Romeo

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Workforce

Employees of a 20-unit cafe chain vote to unionize

Colectivo Coffee's 440 employees will now be represented by local affiliates of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Financing

Michigan aims to grant restaurants $20,000 in working capital

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also intends to use federal funds to pay for employee raises and childcare.

Industry officials say the surge in COVID infections from the delta strain of coronavirus is already dampening traffic and raising the industry's vulnerability.

The hottest growth concepts feature inexpensive and focused menus and a lot of salads, bowls and bubble tea.

New research shows that a decision to take or leave a restaurant job can hinge on often overlooked aspects of a worker's life.

The agency says lax enforcement of current prohibitions is contributing to a rash of unruly passenger behavior during flights.

Groups such as One Fair Wage intend to ask the state's first female governor, Kathy Hochul, to close the gender wage gap by disallowing the concession for restaurants.

The requirement applies regardless of the individual's vaccination status, and only to guests who are dining inside.

Responses have ranged from summoning lawyers to treating the requirements as a marketing opportunity.

Groups in San Francisco and New York City have mounted awareness campaigns aimed at lessening conflict with anti-vaxxer customers.

The lawsuit alleges that Mayor de Blasio's executive order creating the requirement was capricious and a violation of some individuals' rights.

Unfilled positions prompted the chain to cut hours, reducing the top and bottom lines.

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