Speaking of California, it’s do or die this weekend for Save Local Restaurants, a coalition consisting of the International Franchise Association (IFA) along with the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the U.S Chamber of Commerce. They have spearheaded the effort to overturn the California FAST Act and by Sunday, December 4, the coalition must have collected 623,000 voter signatures to position a repeal the FAST Act initiative for placement on the 2024 November ballot.  Should the coalition succeed in collecting the requisite signatures, then the effective date of the FAST Act, signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Labor Day, will be postponed until the voters have had their say on the matter. You’ll recall that the FAST Act creates an 11-person appointed Board that will establish compensation levels (up to $22 per hour) and working conditions for fast food employees of franchise systems across the state.