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Weekly Update: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma

Victory for Employers: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma In November, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433, mandating paid sick and safe leave accrual for

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Restaurants Can Be a Lifeline for the Formerly Incarcerated — and Vice Versa

I didn’t picture it like this,” says Darwin Hailey of his life after prison. Hailey is the executive sous chef at Edwins, a French fine dining restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio. He got the job after completing six months at Edwins’s own Leadership and Training Institute, a program designed to train people who have served time in prison for careers in the restaurant industry. (Eater)

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NRA applauds Trump apprenticeship expansion plan

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to streamline and expand industry apprenticeship programs, similar to the one created earlier this year for the restaurant industry. Trump’s directive calls for shifting apprenticeship program certification from the U.S. Department of Labor to industry groups, which would have agency oversight. (Nation’s Restaurant News)

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Coca-Cola pledges record $1.5M to NRAEF

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation received a record-breaking pledge of $1.5 million from the Coca-Cola Co. that will support the foundation’s efforts to attract, empower and advance the next generation of our industry’s workforce. The donation is the largest contribution in the NRAEF’s history. (National Restaurant Association)

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5 New FareStart Restaurants Set For South Lake Union With Help From Amazon

Obviously, Amazon is affecting Seattle in big ways. Less obvious is the impact of FareStart, an organization that has quietly and consistently been influencing our city through social services and quality meals for the past 25 years with the help of longtime supporters—like Amazon. (Seattle Magazine)