Newsom signs landmark law for fast food workers

SACRAMENTO – On Labor Day, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed landmark legislation to empower fast-food workers with new wage and workplace protections to support their health, safety and welfare.

The measure, AB 257, the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act, giving more than a half-million fast food workers more power and protections. The act authorizes the creation of the Fast Food Council comprised of representatives from labor and management to set minimum standards for workers in the industry, including for wages, conditions related to health and safety, security in the workplace, the right to take time off from work for protected purposes and protection from discrimination and harassment.