Tag Archives: Georgia Restaurant Association

Political Notes — Restaurant owners hit minimum wage hike

Georgia’s restaurant owners argue against an increase in the minimum wage, which doesn’t seem likely to happen soon anyway . . .

Tags: Charlie Flemming , Georgia AFL-CIO , Georgia Restaurant Association , Jekyll Island Authority , Karen Bremer , minimum wage , state bonds

A rancid harvest for Georgia’s farmers

The agriculture and hospitality industries, two of the biggest employers in Georgia, suffered major economic damage this year from the implementation of the state’s controversial immigration law . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: employee verification , farm industry , Georgia Restaurant Association , immigrant status , labor shortages , migrant workers

Farms, restaurants still report labor shortages

State senators hear discouraging reports from business groups about the impact of HB 87, Georgia’s controversial immigration law . . .

Tags: Charles Hall , Curt Thompson , farm groups , Georgia Restaurant Association , HB 87 , immigration law , Karen Bremer , migrant workers

Political Notes – A plea for unity on immigration issue

The Georgia Restaurant Association, plagued with shortages of workers, asks state legislators to help lobby for meaningful immigration reform at the congressional level; Democratic opposition for state Rep. Keith Heard? . . .

Tags: Doug Carter , foreclosure , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Georgia Restaurant Association , immigration law , Karen Bremer , Keith Heard

Farm labor proposal ‘just doesn’t work,’ grower rep says

One of Georgia’s largest agricultural organizations tells state lawmakers that a proposal to use probationers in place of absent migrant workers to harvest crops has not worked out . . .

Tags: Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association , Georgia Restaurant Association , HB 87 , immigration , migrant workers

As immigration law takes effect, some restaurants run short of workers

A survey conducted for the Georgia Restaurant Association indicates that many restaurant operators are experiencing labor shortages . . .

Tags: Georgia Restaurant Association , immigration law , labor shortage