Great Moments in Applied Socialism

…in which we, once again, observe the blatant hypocrisy of socialists.

Remember the L.A. $15/hr minimum wage law? The Labor leaders in the Peepul’s Republik of Socialistifornia certainly do, since they were some of its most strident supporters.

Except now that the shit is about to hit the fan, they aren’t so much in favor of “minimum wages” anymore.

Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces.

So only workplaces who aren’t unionized get to be forced to pay their workers at least $15/hr, whether they can afford it or not, but workplaces that are unionized get to keep wages as low as they like.

That’s your union dues at work, idiot Kalifornian union members, making sure that your wages can be kept lower than the minimum wage that the parasites in the unions sucking your lifeblood pretended to be fight, fight, FIGHTING for.

Actually, what your union masters are making sure of is that companies not willing to go bankrupt will have to unionize, which will bring more dues-paying cattle into the union fold, which will serve to fatten your union masters and their masters, the Prozi Democrat Party.

You’ll just have to make do with whatever your masters decide to settle for on your behalf.

Aren’t you just the luckiest SOBs in the whole wide world? Good thing you voted for all of this yourselves, or one might almost be compelled to feel sorry for you.

Nope… Nothing there… Still nothing…

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.”

Oh, the Orwellian prose there, it is a thing of beauty. Yes, unionized work forces should have the “freedom” to be paid less, but non-unionized ones should not.

Because reasons! Equality! Shut up, you teabagging haters!

It’s going to be so much fun watching you drooling imbeciles destroy yourselves.

Thatisall.

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angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

We must all belong to a union. Who else are the union heads going to loot for their private jets, multiple McMansions and salaries that a CEO only dreams of making?
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Is it maybe because the $15/hour wage will cause employers to cut back on the number of employees? And that would impact the number of people paying union dues, wouldn’t it?

Couldn’t be because the union doesn’t want to pay it’s employees $15/hour, could it?

LC Jackboot IC/A
LC Jackboot IC/A

Ahh yes, the old union shill game once again. In a galaxy far, far away I was forced to join a union. It was a closed-shop state and that was a condition of employment. Once I got the lay of the land and contract negotiations started, the shenanigans of our alleged “looking out for everybody” representatives myth became apparent. It… Read more »

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

LC Jackboot IC/A @ #: I’m sorry do I sound just a bit anti-Union? Not at all. You just sound like someone who has a brain in his head. Unions suck, blow and bite. Years ago, my Brother Inlaw had a run in with a union. (He works in IT) He worked for a law firm at the time that… Read more »

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery

The unions served their purpose a hundred years ago or so…..

now they are just the fund raising/enforcement arm of the democRat party.

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery @ #:

now they are just the fund raising/enforcement arm of the democRat party.

If you consider getting donations from the union members at the point of a gun “fund raising” then yes, that is all they are good for.

redc1c4
redc1c4

i live here in Lost Angels, #Failifornia, and i am ROTFLMFAO at this stupidity…. they passed a law a few years back that all the hotels near LAX had to pay a minimum wage of $15.xx… unless, of course, their staff was union. it’s not about helping the low wage w*rkers: it’s about increasing union dues revenues, which are then… Read more »

FrJim, Imperial Chaplain
FrJim, Imperial Chaplain

Libtards calling for raising taxes on business to pay for unemployment benefits for those laid off because of the higher minimum wage in 3..2..1…

-Jim+

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery

angrywebmaster says:

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery @ #:
now they are just the fund raising/enforcement arm of the democRat party.
If you consider getting donations from the union members at the point of a gun “fund raising” then yes, that is all they are good for.
angrywebmaster recently posted..John Kerry breaks leg. Iran claims it’s “Allah’s Will”

yep, that’s the enforcement part

Azygos
Azygos

redc you are partly correct.

If the Unions are allowed to pay less they can then go to other Hotels and businesses and offer to provide labor to those businesses provided they allow their employees to join the union. The cost of doing business is reduced for the business and the union dues increase.