Unions in LA Who Pushed for $15 Minimum Wage, Don’t Want to Pay It!

Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

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.

“I know it’s a job killer,” said former McDonald’s USA CEO Ed Rensi on Fox Business Monday about the $15 mandatory minimum wage. “The franchises are going to do what they need to do in order to survive, and that means they’re going to raise prices and cut costs, which means getting rid of people because the No. 1 component after food costs is labor costs. There’s just no way around it.”

But the unions don’t care, they may have looked good to workers by fighting for the minimum wage increase expending big chunks of the members dues…


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Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (Lidblog.com), contributing reporter at MRCTV.org and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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