California fast food workers hail pay hike
California fast food workers hail pay hike

Fast food workers in California hailed a pay rise that takes their minimum wage to $20 an hour, even as firms warned of likely price increases in an already-expensive state.

Staff flipping burgers or filling burritos at large chain restaurants will now be guaranteed one of the highest base rates in the country.

But Pizza Hut employee and California Fast Food Workers Union member Julieta Garcia says “Many will say ‘Wow’, it's $20, yes.

But today in California, we all know that $20 an hour is still not enough to pay rent.

I pay more than $2,200 a month to rent my one-bedroom apartment, and I still have to pay for my basic groceries.

So $20 is still very low for our survival.”