March 2021 edition 

New data on indoor dining has been released by the CDC:

CDC Observes Link Between COVID-19 Spikes and Increased Dining Out: The findings don’t prove cause and effect, but the statistically significant patterns are in line with previous studies and expert advice.

CDC Report: Universal masking and avoiding nonessential indoor spaces are recommended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

 

A couple wins for workers over the last month: 

 Wild Goose Workers Win Wage Complaint: The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Division of Labor Standards and Statistics has ruled against Russ Ware and the Wild Goose Meeting House in a wage complaint brought by former Wild Goose bartender.

Excelsior, Detroit Lakes restaurants pay back employees after illegal tip pooling: The restaurant agreed to pay back 10 workers in amounts that range from $281 to $16,000. 

The effort to unionize vegan LA doughnut shop, Doughnut Friend, goes public. Donut Friend employees seek voluntary recognition of union. Be a friend to Donut Friend United here.

LA Taco highlights street venders during the pandemic: A day in the life of the hustle we have the upmost respect for.

 

DoorDash is at it again! And again! 

The Independent Restaurant Coalition bought one of these spots because of course:   Doordash spent $5.5 MILLION to advertise their $1 million charity donation.

Also, the Doordash grants are not quite what they seem.

 

DSA Initiatives

The DSA just launched their Pro Act Campaign: Passing the PRO Act would would strengthen unions, the power of the working class to organize on the job, and our collective capacity to win a just transition to a green economy for all.

Keep an eye on this space to sign up for upcoming Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee trainings. 

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