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California Fast Food Workers Get Minimum Wage Increase

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Coworkers at the fast food restaurant kitchen preparing the dishes. (miodrag ignjatovic via Getty Images)

This week, California implements a minimum wage of $20 per hour for fast food workers. Proponents of the measure believe that it will not only allow workers to meet essential needs, but potentially move them up the economic ladder to greater financial security. Restaurant owners and operators contend that they may need to cut back on employee hours, eliminate jobs, and increase their prices. We’ll look at how this measure will impact the Bay Area.


Saru Jayaraman, director, Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley; president, One Fair Wage; co-founder, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

Jeanne Kuang, reporter, CalMatters

Scott Rodrick, founder, Rodrick Group; McDonald's franchisee in San Francisco


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