Episode 5

All Hands on Deck: The California FAST Act (AB257)


April 7th, 2022

22 mins 11 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

The California FAST Recovery Act is a continued attempt to end the franchise model as we know it and harm thousands of local restaurant business owners in California and the jobs they support. The legislation will establish an unaccountable, unelected council of political appointees to oversee workplace policy, independent of the legislature and outside of existing labor law. In addition, by statue, it will eliminate the franchise model in California, turning hardworking local franchise business owners into middle managers, decimating equity they have spent their livelihoods building. Recent amendments purport to allow for legislative oversight but are instead window dressing and do not eliminate the serious legal and policy issues that doomed AB 257 last session.