Fast-food workers are uniting across California in a series of major protests for better working conditions, and to drum up support for a bill that would give them more power to push back against abuses and labor violations.

Organizers and workers kicked off a week of demonstrations in San Diego on Thursday, and will continue north with stops in Los Angeles, the Central Valley and the Bay Area. The actions will culminate in Sacramento next week, in time for a hearing on the new bill.

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