Obviously! L.A. Unions Seek Exemption from Minimum Wage Hike They Helped Push Through

by John Brodgian | May 28, 2015 7:42 am

Unions pushed for a mandatory  $15 an hour minimum wage.  Now that they got it in Los Angeles, they want to be exempt from it[1].


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.

“With a collective bargaining agreement, a business owner and the employees negotiate an agreement that works for them both. The agreement allows each party to prioritize what is important to them,” Hicks said in a statement. “This provision gives the parties the option, the freedom, to negotiate that agreement. And that is a good thing.”

I see, so either you are forced to pay workers $15 an hour, or you are forced to unionize.  Bring on the automated screens at McDonalds!

  1. they want to be exempt from it: http://reason.com/blog/2015/05/27/la-unions-seek-exemption-from-minimum-wa
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