The move sets up a major court fight with the nation’s most populous state. Thirteen states and the District of Columbia have vowed to adopt California’s stricter standards if they diverge from the federal government’s, as have several automakers.
The former vice president and the Vermont senator clashed in separate appearances before Philadelphia AFL-CIO members, making their case directly to the working-class voters expected to play a significant role in the primaries.
Among the banned items: baggy clothing (“pants must be worn at the waist”), hats worn backward or sideways, and work and construction boots. Choptank says it is just following the standard set by neighboring restaurants.