Skip to comments.Unions champion higher minimum wages but support loopholes that exempt their own union workers
Posted on 04/10/2016 7:28:30 AM PDT by george76
union hypocrisy and betrayal of its membership
a series of loopholes that cut union workers out of the very pay increases their leaders have championed.
written into the fine print of wage ordinances in a dozen California cities at labor leaders urging. San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Santa Monica have all adopted union waivers in their most recent minimum wage laws. L.A. city officials are expected to indicate whether they will include such an exemption in their own $15 minimum wage at a hearing next week.
Thanks to the union waivers agreed to by union leaders, some non-union LA hotel workers now make 53.7% ($15.37 an hour) more than the $10 an hour earned by union workers, who pay $53.50 monthly ($642 annually) for the union to represent them, i.e. negotiate lower wages than non-union workers.
Full title : Whod a-thunk It? Unions champion higher minimum wages but support loopholes that exempt their own union workers?
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Union leaders have been able to portray themselves as altruistic do-gooders who work hard and fight the forces of big business and big government to gain better pay and benefits for their benighted membership.
In fact, labor unions have morphed into nothing more than big businesses themselves.
And for the most part the leadership is comprised of greedy, parasitic power mongers who suck wealth from their membership and use the power of the membership umbers to extort wealth from businesses.
Union leaders live large themselves and the welfare of their membership is secondary to their own position and power.
The labor union business model works so well that race pimps like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have adapted it for their own use.
Every cheated Union guy or Gal is another Trump Voter.
First rule of modern legislation. Grant yourself immunity from that which you impose on others.
Unions were early-on leaders in the push for minimum wages at the expense of the poor a hundred years ago - at that time many blacks from the south and other minority workers were flooding northern labor markets, especially in the building trades - this was hurting union workers because the new-comers were willing to work for less than union wages and thus putting downward pressure on wages - the unions started the push for a minimum wage actually higher than what the unions were paid - of course on the pretense that it was for the benefit of the poor and down-trodden - but really to dry up any jobs other than those monopolized by the unions - they haven’t changed their stripes much at all....
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