STATEMENT FROM CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT & CEO, JOT CONDIE
CALIFORNIA SENATE SHOULD REJECT COSTLY AB 257
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2022
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“Overall, AB 257 is a direct assault on tested, effective governance for which legislators are elected. The bill strips existing authority regulating and legislating the restaurant community. Over the last three decades, California has methodically built one of the most rigorous worker protection and workplace safety structures in the country, if not the world. Worker protections and safety laws fill thousands of codes and pages in regulatory registers, each addition undergoing exhaustive debate, public hearings, and input from experts and career civil servants from state agencies tasked with assuring workplace standards and protections.
When it is called for a vote today, AB 257 should be rejected by the California Senate. As economic forces make affordability difficult for many families, adding regulations that will drive up costs should be a front-and-center consideration for state legislators. Last week’s inflation numbers from the federal government show U.S. consumer inflation reached an 8.6% annual rate in May, its highest level in more than four decades as surging food prices pushed prices higher. It Is unconscionable that legislators would make food affordability more difficult rather than less.”
- Jot Condie, President and CEO, California Restaurant AssociationAbout the California Restaurant Association