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$22 an Hour? California Gov. Newsom Signs Fast Food Workers Bill

$20 fast-food burger incoming…

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) on Monday signed a new fast-food bill that will pave the path for $22 an hour minimum wage.

The new measure passed by Democrat officials and signed by Democrat Governor Newsom, will create a 10-member council with the power to set minimum wage to $22 an hour.

“California is committed to ensuring that the men and women who have helped build our world-class economy are able to share in the state’s prosperity,” Newsom said in a statement. “Today’s action gives hardworking fast food workers a stronger voice and seat at the table to set fair wages and critical health and safety standards across the industry.”

Democrat Assemblywoman Luz Rivas celebrated the new bill and called it a “watershed moment in the history of the labor movement, led by Black and Latino fast food workers…”

CBS News reported:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed a nation-leading measure giving more than a half-million fast food workers more power and protections, despite the objections of restaurant owners who warned it would drive up consumers’ costs.

The landmark law creates a 10-member Fast Food Council with equal numbers of workers’ delegates and employers’ representatives, along with two state officials, empowered to set minimum standards for wages, hours and working conditions in California.

Newsom said he was proud to sign the measure into law on Labor Day.

The law caps minimum wage increases for fast-food workers at chains with more than 100 restaurants at $22 an hour next year, compared to the statewide minimum of $15.50 an hour, with cost of living increases thereafter.

The state legislature approved the measure on Aug. 29. Debate split along party lines, with Republicans opposed. Sen. Brian Dahle, the Republican nominee for governor in November, had called it “a steppingstone to unionize all these workers.”

Restaurant owners and franchisers cited an analysis they commissioned by the UC Riverside Center for Economic Forecast and Development saying that the legislation would increase consumer costs.

READ 35 COMMENTS
  • RM says:

    If I were an onwer of such an establishment I would only hire high school students for a three hour shift known as part time! and second shift for three hour’s and a thrid shift for three hours? and no one over the age of 19 years old.

  • IWJOEMCGEE says:

    I worked at McDonalds for 6 months when I was 17 years old. These are entry level jobs where people can learn basic skills and move on to a better job! Tell that to NAZI NEWSCUM!

  • IWJOEMCGEE says:

    NAZI NEWSCUM BUYING VOTES FOR DEMONRATS

  • Ron says:

    Contributed to a World Class economy ? For knowing how to cook or wrap a Hamburger ? It should be a minimum wage, entry level job. People are supposed to work their way UP to better things. IF someone is that stupid and can do nothing else, its not industrys duty to provide them with a job. They can always make a little better money as a Janitor or the job of cleaning washrooms.

  • Ron says:

    We will hear a Giant windy sound, as fast food corps Leave California.

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