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About the whole "$15 an hour" movement...
« on: May 27, 2015, 10:57:44 pm »
Looks like the labor unions who successfully pushed a $15 an hour minimum wage increase in LA (all must comply by 2020) don't want it after all

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-los-angeles-minimum-wage-unions-20150526-story.html

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Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces..

The push to include an exception to the mandated wage increase for companies that let their employees collectively bargain was the latest unexpected detour as the city nears approval of its landmark legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020.

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, 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.

And now you know why I hate organized labor in 2015
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Re: About the whole "$15 an hour" movement...
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 09:20:18 am »
Unions are always looking to screw the new guy for the benefit of the guys with seniority.

Nothing is ever based on merit its just how long you have been there. 
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