Up and down California, fast-food workers are demanding a voice on the job to improve standards for pay, health, safety and training — not just in one store or at one brand, but for every fast-food location across the state. 

We have built a coalition of workers, labor leaders, racial justice advocates and community allies. Together, we are demanding the billion-dollar corporations they work for take responsibility for conditions in every store and do their part to create good jobs that sustain communities.


1 in 9 unhoused workers in California works in fast-food


Even before the pandemic, California’s half a million fast-food workers faced an industry rife with wage theft, sexual harassment, discrimination, violence in the workplace and health and safety issues. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many of these problems and workers’ demands for more power in the industry have become more important than ever.

The FAST Recovery Act guarantees California fast-food workers the ability to shape industry-wide workplace standards and gives them the power to hold corporations accountable for sticking to those standards.

What does the FAST Recovery Act do?


Gives Workers a Seat at the Table

Create a statewide Fast-Food Sector Council, which would include worker, government and industry representatives, to set minimum health, safety and employment standards across the California fast food industry

Good for Business,
Good for California

Ensure that franchisees can provide good jobs with benefits without being undercut by corporate franchisors