“While groundbreaking in national terms, a council to police the fast-food industry wouldn’t be completely out of the norm in technocratic California.”

“As A.B. 257’s backers point out, the state has maintained other councils to monitor threats to coastal waters and guide its energy planning since the 1970s.”

“Giving workers a place to negotiate with the industry would mean they could effectively demand the kinds of basic necessities they are typically denied, such as more security cameras in crime-prone stores and high-quality masks.”

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