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Fast Food Chains Reach Settlement In Calif. Wage Dispute

Quick-service restaurants and labor groups in California struck a deal preventing a ballot fight that could have topped $100 million in campaign spending. "Representatives of the restaurant industry secured an agreement to kill the controversial AB 257 (also known as the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act or the Fast Act) in exchange for accepting one of the bill’s key provisions, the creation of a panel to regulate wages and working conditions for fast-food restaurants," per QSR Magazine. "The deal also will increase the minimum wage for fast-food workers in the state to $20 an hour and eliminate a proposal to hold franchisors responsible for labor violations committed by their franchisees."



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