Friday, May 29, 2015

Union Label

Labor Unions have been pushing hard for a $15 minimum wage.  They know that it's too high and that many companies will risk going out of business if they have to pay that much for teenagers who have minimal skills.

The Unions have bulled the City of Los Angeles into a $15 per hour minimum wage, but they want to exempt companies with Unionized workers from that requirement.  So if you have a Union contract you might make $13, but the non-union  person doing the same job would have to make $15 per hour.

By exempting Unionized companies from having to comply with the $15 minimum wage, the Unions know more companies will be interested in having a Unionized workforce. This is just a ploy to get companies to drop their resistance to going union. Once all the restaurant workers and security guards and janitors and fast food workers are Unionized, then the Unions will drop the exemption request; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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