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Nearly 10,000 California Fast-Food Jobs Lost Since Newsom Signed $20/Hour Minimum Wage Law

Nearly ten thousand fast-food jobs in California have been eliminated since last September,

when Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law raising the minimum wage for these jobs to $20 an hour, new research by a trade group reveals. “Since AB 1228 was signed into law last September, California fast-food restaurants have cut nearly 10,000 jobs, representing a 1.3 percent change from September 2023,” the California Business and Industrial Alliance (CABIA) reports. The law also “establishes a fast-food regulatory council".

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