Will voters agree that counter-service restaurants need to be governed by a “sector council?”
September 12, 2022
AB 257, one of the most damaging bills that California’s restaurant community has faced in decades, will be the law in California — unless a referendum effort is successful. Immediately after Governor Newsom signed the bill into law last week, a coalition was formed to take the issue directly to voters. As Sabrina tells us in this week’s News You Need to Know, the CRA will support the coalition, which must collect more than half a million voter signatures by December in order to qualify for the 2024 ballot.
As a reminder, AB 257 sidesteps the legislature and California state agencies to hand responsibilities for labor law to an unelected “sector council” to govern counter-service restaurants with 100 or more units nationally.