Unions seek exemption from LA minimum wage law they helped pass

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  1. Revmitchell

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    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.


    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...nimum-wage-law-helped-pass/?intcmp=latestnews
     
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    Just like obamacare.

    Pushed for it, but want to be exempted. Hypocrites.
     
  3. Walguy

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    It's not really hypocrisy, it's worse. They want to provide an incentive for businesses to encourage unionization, because with a union they could pay their workers less. This, of course, would increase the amount of dues coming in to the union, which is all the union leaders care about. They're fine with workers getting less as long as they get more. The union movement stopped being about the welfare of union workers a long time ago.
     

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