California Court Freezes Controversial Fast Food Minimum Wage Law

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2014, file photo, a McDonald's Big Mac sandwich is seen at a McDonald's restaurant in Robinson Township, Pa. McDonald's told the AP on May 17, 2017,
that a story circulating online that McDonald's hamburgers uses earthworms as filler for its burgers is untrue. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

At a glance

  • A poll of labor economists by the Employment Policies Institute, a fiscally conservative think tank, found that 83% oppose the FAST Recovery Act; another survey from the International Franchise Association revealed that a mere 32% of Californians support the law.
  • “All signs are telling legislators to reject this bill,” International Franchise Association CEO Matt Haller said in a statement.
  • “Voters don’t want it, consumers don’t want higher prices, and franchisees don’t want corporations being forced to take over their businesses.”

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