$22 California Minimum Wage Could Doom The Dollar Menu

  • California lawmakers passed a controversial and landmark bill. The bill, AB 257, allows a 10-person council to raise the fast-food industry minimum wage to $22 an hour. It also allows them to set workplace safety conditions. AB 257 gives more rights and protections to more than half a million fast food workers. However, the restaurant industry warns the bill would hurt businesses and consumers. This bill challenges the current $15 minimum wage as a livable wage.
  • Unfortunately, a UC Riverside Center for Economic Forecast and Development analysis determined the legislation would increase menu prices by 20%CNBC reports that nearly half of California restaurant operators say their business conditions are worse now than three months ago.
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