Weekend reading: labor issues in the food system
She explains what this is about in an email:
As described in this recent NY Times article, we have been documenting thousands of restaurants raising wages to a median of $13.50 plus tips nationwide in order to recruit staff. As a result, we are so close to passing One Fair Wage – a very hopeful, silver lining to emerge from several challenging years.
In this moment of incredible change, we are hoping to use my new book – One Fair Wage: Ending Subminimum Pay in America (New Press, 2021) – to call for policy that will make the increasing wages nationwide permanent.
- A Record 4.3 Million Workers Quit Their Jobs in August, Led by Food and Retail Industries (CNBC)
- Restaurant Wages Tick Higher but the Industry’s Labor Crunch Remains Intractable (CNBC)
- ‘Death of 1,000 Cuts’: Kellogg’s Workers on Why They’re Striking (The Guardian)
- Labor Strikes Target Big Food as Workers Seize on Industry Turmoil (Food Dive)
- Restaurant Criticism Was Evolving Well Before COVID-19 (The Counter)
- Food-Delivery Platforms Now Serving Ads (The Wall Street Journal)
- 22 Organizations Supporting Mental Health Along the Food Chain (Food Tank)
Comment: Now more than ever, labor issues matter. It helps to stay informed about what’s happening on the food-labor front.