In California, labor organizers and fast food workers are fighting to support the creation of a Fast Food Council that would contain equal representation of workers and employers to advise state officials on reforming standards within the fast food industry. This push to ameliorate working conditions amongst fast food workers stems from workers' claims of exploitation, recent unionization efforts across California, as well as the earlier Fight for $15 movement. However, the proposal has been met with opposition from both restaurant owners and California politicians such as Governor Newsom. Those against the new legislation cite consequences like increased fast food prices and potential harm to restaurant owners already struggling amidst high inflation.
See Don Thompson, Associated Press, PBS News Hour, August 29, 2022