View Full Version : california unions, again

05-29-2015, 04:42 PM

L.A. California (not Lower Arkansas) is about to move the minimum wage up to $15/hour and at the last minute unions are opposing unless they can get exemptions, for unions, not for employers silly. Kinda like the health care.

Apparently raising the wage by law above what the unions have collectively bargained for is bad, if you are in a union.

This could very well push more workers into unions, because why pay a fry cook $15 and hour if you can collectively bargain them down to $12.50. Not sure what it does for the working man.

For much of the past eight months, labor activists have argued against special considerations for business owners, such as restaurateurs, who said they would have trouble complying with the mandated pay increase.

But Rusty Hicks (http://www.latimes.com/local/cityhall/la-me-new-labor-boss-20141119-story.html), 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

05-29-2015, 05:20 PM
The purple people beaters only care about one thing, getting their dues....now.

Dan McCosh
05-29-2015, 07:34 PM
Making the minimum wage the same as the median wage does seem a little tricky.