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New $20 minimum wage for fast food workers
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Posted By: Imright, 3/31/2024 4:05:14 PM

Livermore, Calif. — Most fast food workers in California will be paid at least $20 an hour beginning Monday when a new law is scheduled to kick in giving more financial security to an historically low-paying profession while threatening to raise prices in a state already known for its high cost of living. Democrats in the state Legislature passed the law last year in part as an acknowledgement that many of the more than 500,000 people who work in fast food restaurants are not teenagers earning some spending money, but adults working to support their families. That includes immigrants like Ingrid Vilorio, who said she started working at a McDonald’s shortly

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross 3/31/2024 4:12:28 PM (No. 1689931)
New $20 minimum wage kicks in. Thousands of fast food workers laid off.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 3/31/2024 4:13:24 PM (No. 1689933)
Wow! All those inexperienced, low-skill kids are gonna be rich! Thank you, Big Gummint - - but why stop there? Let's hike it up to $100 per hour! That $4,000 per week - - over $200,000 per year! Imagine that! A 17-yer-old dropout - - who can't read or write - - or add or subtract - - making over $200,000 per year! That's my kind of country!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 3/31/2024 4:19:17 PM (No. 1689940)
This will crush a lot of jobs. And many companies will just go out of business. Dems.....forever stupid, forever wrecking the economy and destroying jobs with their "doing good".
25 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: itsonlyme 3/31/2024 4:22:19 PM (No. 1689944)
Burger-flippers may soon learn the "art" of code writing.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin 3/31/2024 4:25:47 PM (No. 1689947)
I predict that most fast-food restaurants will install a bread oven to make bread and be able to take the Panera (i.e. Newsom major donor) exemption.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 3/31/2024 4:29:55 PM (No. 1689951)
Today's lesson: eat home.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Califedup 3/31/2024 4:30:21 PM (No. 1689952)
Notice how the Associated Propaganda uses an “immigrant “ who has been here since 2019 and still can’t speak English as an example of a fast foood worker. I hate the commie media.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 3/31/2024 4:46:59 PM (No. 1689965)
I've already quit buying 'fast food' due to the outrageous cost, and my state's minimum wage is 'only' $12 an hour. (although I think most fast food jobs here are paying $15 an hour when they can even find someone to show up). Sometimes I wonder if California's politicians are just totally economically ignorant, or if they know darn well that their laws are going to destroy businesses and lives, and that is the primary intent of it.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 3/31/2024 5:13:10 PM (No. 1689984)
The enforced cost increases will be passed on to the customers, who will stop buying government inflated fast food. Less sales = fired workers. Fired workers = public support. Less sales = failing businesses = EVERYONE fired. Dems have this insane idea that they can override the market and define wages and prices for various purposes. IT NEVER WORKS! The fix for low wages is a) work more hours b) work an extra job c) take on more responsibility and get paid more d) get more education to qualify for a better job. ALL these methods work with the labor market and benefit both worker and employer without inducing inflation.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 3/31/2024 5:18:43 PM (No. 1689988)
"We're from the government and we're here to help." Several chains have already announced they'll be terminating thousands of drivers around the state and outsourcing delivery service to DoorDash or Uber Eats. The "immigrant" in the article is the perfect example of why minimum-wage laws exist - nominal pay for a starter job to get your foot in the employment door and move up. $16 an hour seemed to work for her, so why raise it by 25%?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Pepperpot59 3/31/2024 6:02:12 PM (No. 1690009)
Sooner or later reality will bite you on the behind. California Legislators have yet to realize this.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: udanja99 3/31/2024 6:21:47 PM (No. 1690019)
Hope your kids enjoy that $25 Happy Meal. Idiots.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: aasilver 3/31/2024 6:27:01 PM (No. 1690023)
$41,600 per year for a 40 hour week to flip burgers or less. They are 'high school' dropouts with no skills. They don't make enough to pay income tax.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: bighambone 3/31/2024 6:52:29 PM (No. 1690038)
Chances are that new $20 wage is going to be the cause of a lot of Mom and Pop restaurants along with some franchise restaurants to shutdown in California this year, as a lot of people are not about to pay $25 for a hamburger!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Tennman 3/31/2024 7:41:09 PM (No. 1690055)
Unless you run Panera Bread. Get a nice little carve-out thanks to deep pocket donations to Newson.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: PeasantNumberThree 3/31/2024 7:57:32 PM (No. 1690063)
MSM Headlines on Monday: Minimum wage raised to $20! Celebrate sticking it to "the man"! (except at Panera's, of course - the CEO is a Friend Of Gavin). MSM Headlines on Tuesday; Mass layoff notices are going out. It's a tragedy! Who knew this would happen?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: snakeoil 3/31/2024 8:45:20 PM (No. 1690094)
In the South we have a hamburger chain called Krystal. Many moons ago they sold a hamburger for 12 cents.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: JimBob 3/31/2024 10:26:35 PM (No. 1690130)
"historically low-paying profession".... Flipping burgers is now a 'profession'? This will mostly give more incentive to cut the number of employees.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Venturer 3/31/2024 10:55:46 PM (No. 1690145)
My wife and I went to Wendy's the other day and the meal of fast food was a little over $25.00. Pretty soon fast food will be out of business.
3 people like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: PChristopher 3/31/2024 11:02:58 PM (No. 1690148)
Bring on the robots.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bighambone 4/1/2024 12:00:16 AM (No. 1690166)
When the California restaurant industry goes to crap, for sure the leftist California Democrats who caused that situation in the first place will no doubt show up in the liberal media and will fraudulently blame Trump and his so-called extreme MAGA supporters.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: mifla 4/1/2024 5:28:20 AM (No. 1690224)
In the land of the idiots, California is king. "I have good news and bad news. The good news is that minimum wage is going up, the bad news is that most of you are fired."
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Trigger2 4/1/2024 5:43:30 AM (No. 1690239)
That commie Governor wants AI to replace all these workers and put them on welfare.
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