100% tip mandated by law! Nice! Not!
You can vote for a minimum wage for a private company’s employees?
How does someone live on $13 a hour in Long Beach, California. I find it shocking the hotels were paying less than this.
I am confused.
Does the city own these hotels? Are they public property?
How does a local government get involved in such issues?
Two results of this.
1. Rise in unemployment in the hotel industry.
2. More hotels with 99 rooms or less.
I now see any hotel with 110 rooms gaining 11 broom and linen closets.
Economic illiterates. EVERY single small and medium sized business owner I know in the OC (the most conservative and economically viable part of California) is making plans to leave and take their businesses to points South, esp. Texas. Mostly over Prop 30.
This includes me.
We’re talking hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues. Gone by March.
The idiots who voted for this don’t matter. There won’t be much of a viable hotel business left in Southern California in 9 months...
They just destroyed their tourist business!
That should be between the employees and the business.
If I were the major hotel owners, I would immediately start a petition to drop the wages across the board (or even just at the management level) of all public sector employees in the jurisdiction, just to hear them howl, then turn it around and aim it at them.
After all, if there are public sector people in nonhazardous jobs who are making multiples of the living wage there, compared to those who aren't (smaller hotels), well, that just isn't 'fair', either.That 'fairness' schtick can be a two-edged sword--especially when tax money is picking up the tab.
We sold, and moved out of Long Beach in ‘87.
For good reason.
Well then the hotels have to raise their rates and/or hire less employees. Customers have options too. Charge them too much and they go elsewhere. Businesses can’t survive and neither do the jobs. How’s that “living wage’ crapola gonna work out then?