Opinion

California's $20 Wage Sparks More Bad News for Golden Staters

By Mike Fishmore | May 31, 2024

Price hikes

California's landmark legislation, Assembly Bill 1287, which mandates a $20 per hour minimum wage for fast-food workers, has ignited a contentious debate surrounding its far-reaching implications across various sectors. 
 

test article image
Getty Images

The comprehensive wage increase, intended to bolster the livelihoods of fast-food employees, has precipitated a cascade of repercussions, from job cuts and price hikes in the fast-food industry to its resonance in public school cafeterias.
 

Has influenced

test article image
YouTube

California's raise in fast-food worker salaries has influenced consumer prices, with Chick-fil-A notably increasing prices by 10% statewide.