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A look at unionization and California’s new fast-food wage law

A Deeper Dive: RB editor Peter Romeo joins Jonathan Maze to discuss the continuing unionization push at Starbucks and what’s next on the California wage law.

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How big of a deal is the unionization effort at Starbucks?

This week’s episode of the Restaurant Business podcast A Deeper Dive features my colleague Peter Romeo, who talks about the ongoing unionization campaign at the coffee giant.

More than 200 Starbucks locations have voted to form a union. The company has undertaken a massive effort to stop it. Peter and I discuss that unionization campaign, Starbucks’ response, whether it’s working or not, and whether other restaurant chains should worry at this point.

We also talk about the California Fast Act, and the potential impact that newly passed law could have on fast-food chains and other restaurant employers in the state. We also talk about whether that law could spread to other states.

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