You stupid, stupid people.
So California recently passed a hike in the minimum wage for the state …. (the rest of the nation will soon follow). This was mostly done by the scumbag unions.
Union leaders in Los Angeles are being accused of hypocrisy after being caught trying to exempt themselves from a new minimum wage law they tried to impose on others.
For months, organized labor went after companies like McDonalds and Walmart, shaming any business that paid the old minimum wage. Carrying signs saying, “We see greed” and “We are worth more,” union members marched outside businesses and appeared at City Council meetings demanding Los Angeles raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 by 2020.
“We say, ‘Don’t leave anybody out, don’t cut anybody out, a wage raise for all workers!'” Mary Elena Durazo, the longtime leader of the 600,000-strong Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, told a cheering crowd of supporters at a recent council meeting.
Yet after pushing through the new wage law, union officials are asking for a waiver that would allow any company that unionizes to avoid paying the minimum wage. ……
Delicious, isn’t it? But, it gets better!!!
…… Rusty Hicks — current president of the L.A. Federation of Labor, who replaced Durazo after she left to head a casino-and-hotel worker union — argued, “it is critical that no Angeleno, whether they’re workers or owners of small businesses and nonprofits, is left behind.”
But Wednesday night, Hicks changed his position, telling the council that workers who collectively bargain for wages below the minimum shouldn’t be penalized. He and labor attorney Margo Feinberg say federal law protects workers who choose collective bargaining.
“This is a standard clause to protect basic worker rights,” Hicks said in a statement.
Yeh, right …. Real workers …. that is to say people who actually work, instead of union officials, are known worldwide to collectively bargain for wages lower than the prevailing wage. This, somehow, protects their rights …. right?
Any member of a union which is arguing to be exempt from a minimum wage is a complete imbecile. But, then, if you unionized while content to be paid minimum wage, you’re a complete imbecile, anyway.