The restaurant and business communities aggressively campaigned against the passage of this measure. This past week, representatives from the restaurant industry met with legislators and key legislative staff to express concerns posed by AB 880. In the past 24 hours, hundreds of CRA members sent letters, faxes, or called their legislators.
The final vote resulted in 47 aye votes, 27 no votes, and 6 not voting. The CRA would like to applaud the Democratic and Republican legislators who voted no or abstained from voting. In addition, CRA would like to thank all members who assisted CRA in defeating this potentially harmful legislation. The strong showing from our industry clearly impacted the final vote resulting in a win for California’s second largest private employer.