ABL Welcomes Provi As An Associate Member To Provide Education On Digital Solutions To On-and-Off Premise Retailers Throughout the U.S.

ABL Welcomes Provi As An Associate Member To Provide Education On Digital Solutions To On-and-Off Premise Retailers Throughout the U.S. BETHESDA, MD – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) today announced Provi, the largest ecommerce marketplace for the beverage alcohol industry, has joined its membership program as an associate member. As ABL’s newest member, Provi will…

How Restaurant Workers Help Pay for Lobbying to Keep Their Wages Low

The National Restaurant Association uses mandatory $15 food-safety classes to turn waiters and cooks into unwitting funders of its battle against minimum wage increases. By David A. Fahrenthold and Talmon Joseph Smith Jan. 17, 2023  Updated 3:48 p.m. ET WASHINGTON — For many cooks, waiters and bartenders, it is an annoying entrance fee to the food-service business: Before starting…

INFORMATIONAL UPDATE JANUARY 12, 2023

The Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA) continues to fight for our industry. I) The 102nd General Assembly concluded the “Lame Duck” session. Below find laws and changes effective January 1, 2023. The ILBA was vehemently opposed to all of the below 2023 changes. A) SB208 – Paid Leave for All Workers Act: 1)All employers will…

KVBA, Renville Gaming holds successful Turkey for Tots

CONGRATULATIONS!  ILBA Chapter 25 Kankakee Valley Beverage Association to a job well done! Daily Journal staff report Jan 7, 2023 Renville Gaming and the ILBA Kankakee Valley Beverage Association held its annual Turkey For Tots shopping spree on Dec. 10 at Meijer in Bradley. This was the organization’s 28th consecutive year of the program. “We…

LETTERS: Disputing US drinking binge

Source: https://wacotrib.com/ January 8, 2023 Regarding “More drinking, more deaths” (Justin Fox, Dec. 31), there’s no doubt the pandemic was stressful, but it is misleading to say that it “drove a lot of Americans to drink” and that “the drinking binge has continued.” The majority of adults who drink do so responsibly, and important progress…

Chicago Inks $10M Settlement In Uber Eats Probe

Source: https://www.law360.com/ December 5, 2022 Chicago has finally signed a $10 million settlement with Uber Eats and Postmates to resolve the city’s investigation into purported misconduct by the meal delivery platforms during the pandemic, saying Monday the deal closes a two-year probe into the apps’ practice of listing restaurants without their consent. The city’s probe…

ILBA LEGISLATIVE INFORMATIONAL UPDATE

DECEMBER 2, 2022 Legislative News   State Level: 102nd General Assembly Veto Session SB1698 – Unemployment Insurance Agreed Bill A Coalition of 34 different Associations throughout the state, including the ILBA, have come together regarding SB1698 – Unemployment Insurance Agreed Bill. The agreement between representatives from business, labor, bipartisan members of the General Assembly, and…