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Help us get Restaurant Revitalization Fund replenished!
January 31, 2022

Help us get Restaurant Revitalization Fund replenished!

If you’re a restaurant that qualified for a Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant but didn’t get one, you’re not alone. That’s true for tens of thousands of restaurants in California and hundreds of thousands around the country. And, not surprisingly, new data shows that those who were left out of getting help from that fund are struggling, especially because of the current impacts of the omicron variant of COVID-19. You can get a clearer picture of the situation by watching Sabrina’s video, but be sure to click here to tell Congress to replenish the RRF.

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Key bill gets a vote this week: Make your voice heard now
January 25, 2022

Key bill gets a vote this week: Make your voice heard now

Last summer, we helped defeat AB 257, the bill that aims to create an entirely new government entity, a “government council” made up of unelected, unaccountable political appointees. This council would have the authority to make labor law for counter-service restaurants with more than 30 locations nationwide, but proponents of this idea have already said that if they are successful, they will expand the law throughout the restaurant industry and to other industries as well. 
 

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CRA secures major help from Governor in budget proposal
January 17,2022

CRA secures major help from Governor in budget proposal

At the CRA’s urging, Governor Newsom has proposed tax fairness for restaurants who received grants from the federal government’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund, along with a partial paydown of the state’s unemployment insurance (UI) debt. Neither of these measures will be official until the state legislature passes the governor’s budget proposal.