Groundbreaking California fast-food law heads to statewide referendum and big political fight
In a big victory for the fast-food industry, California's secretary of state on Tuesday said that enough signatures were collected to trigger a statewide referendum on the landmark Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act.
Why it matters: The law, AB 257, was hailed as groundbreaking by labor advocates as a way to improve working conditions in the fast-food industry when it was signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in September.
It would establish a council to set industrywide health and safety standards, and potentially set a fast-food minimum wage as...