California Lawmakers Approve Landmark Fast Food Workers Bill

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Published on August 30, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

California Lawmakers Approve Landmark Fast Food Workers Bill

California Lawmakers Approve , Landmark Fast Food Workers Bill.

ABC News reports that the measure was approved on Aug.

29.

It will establish a new Fast Food Council to set minimum employment standards for workers in California.

It will establish a new Fast Food Council to set minimum employment standards for workers in California.

ABC News reports that a late amendment would cap minimum wage for fast food employees at establishments with over 100 restaurants at $22 an hour in 2023.

ABC News reports that a late amendment would cap minimum wage for fast food employees at establishments with over 100 restaurants at $22 an hour in 2023.

Cost of living increases would also be implemented.

Currently, the statewide minimum is $15.50 an hour.

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We made history today.

This legislation is a huge step forward for workers in California and all across the country, Mary Kay Henry, Service Employees International Union President, via ABC News.

ABC News reports that nearly every Republican senator opposed the bill.

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This is a steppingstone to unionize all these workers.

At the end of the day, itโ€™s going to drive up the cost of the products that they serve.

, Sen.

Brian Dahle, via ABC News.

There are no slaves that work for California businesses, period.

You can quit any day you want and you can go get a job someplace else if you donโ€™t like your employer, Sen.

Brian Dahle, via ABC News.

Advocates such as Kate Andrias, a Columbia Law School labor law expert, , say the bill is โ€œone of the most significant pieces of employment legislation passed in a generation." .

Advocates such as Kate Andrias, a Columbia Law School labor law expert, , say the bill is โ€œone of the most significant pieces of employment legislation passed in a generation." .

[It's] a huge step forward for some of the most vulnerable workers in the country, giving them a collective voice in their working conditions, Kate Andrias, a Columbia Law School labor law expert, via ABC News


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