The minimum wage victory in Los Angeles has brought this ugly scene to the light. It reveals that the hypocrisy of the progressive left is exceeded only by their desire for power.
In a mind numbing move in the City of the Angels, the Unions who fought for and sponsored the $15 minimum want to be exempted from that very law. Wait! What? They helped create this job killing bill and now it should not apply to them? Any basic class on economics cold have predicted the jobs outcome on this one. If you want to know why then you need to follow the money. It will go straight into the coffers of the unions so that they can buy more politicians. The rationale is that they can negotiate to get better benefits in a trade against wages.
LA Unions Want Exemption From $15 Minimum Wage Bill THEY Helped Pass
By Jeff Dunetz at The Lid Blog
It’s as if they want to prove that the motto of liberalism should be “do as I say not as I do.”
Labor unions in the city of Los Angeles are requesting an exemption from the law passed last year that will raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020. It’s a hypocritical move as those same unions who fought for and helped to shove the bill through the city council in the first place.
The AFL-CIO is asking for an exemption because they want the freedom to negotiate contracts where their members would get lower wages but those wages would be offset by better benefits like in health care. That’s an option not available to the non- union employees. Many of those workers will have their hours cut-back, or their jobs eliminated because of the hike. Eventually all workers may have to pay higher prices for goods as companies will have find a way to compensate for the higher labor costs.