Friday, May 29, 2015

Truer words never a union official

"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."
It sure is, and the legal minimum interferes with that 'good thing'. Whether or not the agreement was negotiated by a labor union for the workers, or by the workers on their own.

Which is a dog bitten by man moment, because Hicks, of the L.A. county Federation of Labor, was one of those who not only aided in getting the wage law enacted, but was part of the group talking against exemptions from it. Especially restaurants and hotels. Hicks doesn't want them to be exempt, but he is; advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces. [our bold]

Too much of a good thing isn't wonderful, after all.

1 comment:

  1. This is entrepreneurship at its finest. It is the creation of a new entity, the Public Private Partnership Panel (Px4).

    Lobby to pass a new law imposing difficult or impossible regulation. Give a list of Px4's the right to negotiate the effect of the law. The Px4's collect much money in the name of doing good, making the regulation people friendly.

    It is a way to directly monetize regulation, and avoids the messy hidden bribe or payoff. The payoff is in the open, for the good of the workers.

    There are so many applications for this. It is a new mode of governance for the 21st century.