L.A. Unions That Pushed For New Minimum Wage Now Want To Be Exempt
Laugh or cry?
There is an organized crime labor push to have fast food employees replaced by computers raise the minimum wage in this country to $15 dollars an hour. You know, because liberals and labor care more about the workers than you or I do.
But Rusty Hicks, who heads the county Federation of Labor and helps lead the Raise the Wage coalition, said Tuesday night that companies with workers represented by unions should have leeway to negotiate a wage below that mandated by the law.
"With a collective bargaining agreement, a business owner and the employees negotiate an agreement that works for them both. The agreement allows each party to prioritize what is important to them," Hicks said in a statement. "This provision gives the parties the option, the freedom, to negotiate that agreement. And that is a good thing."
To be fair, game respects game. The fact that he can make that comment with a straight face is something to be both marveled and studied.
That said, the L.A. Union are essentially claiming that the only way to avoid paying workers $15 an hour is to get in bed with the labor unions. This way the workers get screwed, the employers get screwed, and the L.A. Union bosses roll around on a pile of cash-money.
And please, keep this in mind when people talk about the corruption of "Big oil" or "Big Pharma" and their Washington lobbyists. Because if you look at the top 20 political donors of all time, at least 15 of them are BigUnion. Most of them public sector. Which means that it's a double, scratch that, triple screw-job because they can use your tax dollars to force people into a union, and then forcibly use those membership dues to elect more leftist politicians... who then give them kickbacks as seen here. It's the biggest shell game ever perpetrated on the American public, and nobody even talks about it.
Must be nice to get rich through force.