The unions were all behind Obamacare and supported the occupant of the White House in his quest to control more and more people. They were thrilled when it passed because it would bring joy and happiness to all the peons, the mindless rabble who need to be told what to do.
Then those very unions applied for, and were granted, exceptions to the law. You see, they supported it as good for you but then decided they did not want any part of it for their union members.
This ties in with the minimum wage increase in California. The state passed a law incrementally raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. There is already backlash over this.
You see, as many warned, the hike in minimum wage resulted in higher costs to employers and anyone who knows business knows this cost (as are all costs) is passed on to someone else, usually the consumer. At many restaurants a portion of the worker’s tips are being confiscated to make up for the additional cost. You read that right, the people who are getting a wage increase are paying for part of that increase by losing some of their tip money to cover it.
Some restaurants stopped with tipping and add a 16% surcharge to the bill which is divided between the servers and the business (want to bet who gets more of it).
This is no surprise. If wages go up they need to be paid for and those costs are passed on in higher prices or fewer workers (some are fired to pay for the rest) or, as in this case, taking worker’s tips.
But what does that have to do with unions?
The unions pushed for the wage increase. They worked hard to get it passed and now they are negotiating exemptions for their union members.
Just like Obamacare it is good for all the rabble but not for the unions.
Careful what you ask for because you might not like it.
And if a union supports it then you know it is not a good idea…
Never surrender, never submit.