California’s “fast food bill” could give service workers more power

Posted on AllSides August 26th, 2022
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A California bill seeks to hold fast-food corporations like McDonald’s and Burger King responsible for labor violations in the state. If AB 257 passes, the bill’s provisions will allow workers and the state to hold fast-food chains responsible for issues like wage theft and overtime pay. At the moment only franchisees can address these issues directly.

The bill could provide service workers and unions in California more power against fast-food corporations. It’s also part of a larger bill backed by unions to more strictly regulate fast-food chains, reported CalMatters, a nonprofit news...

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