Fast Food Workers Get Bump To $20 An Hour Starting Monday

Most of California’s fast food workers are set to be paid at least $20 per hour. A new law mandating the minimum wage increase for fast food workers is scheduled to take effect on Monday. The increase has been cheered by workers and labor unions who say it will provide a livable wage. But some business owners say it will cause them to raise their prices or lay off workers. California’s minimum wage for most other jobs has doubled to $16 per hour over the past decade. University of California-Berkeley Professor Michael Reich says employment did not fall during that time period.