Hypocrisy On Parade. Or, A “Union Success Story”.

Remember back to last year, when the major unions were ALL behind the “Drive For $15” movement ? They were funding the alleged “workers” in democrat-run shit holes around the country, protesting Mickey D’s, and the like.

These “protesters” were picketing the WRONG places. Connor D. Wolf from The Daily Caller.com has the story.


Los Angeles Unions Like The New Minimum Wage, For Everybody But Them

Connor D. Wolf, Contributor     4:54 PM 05/27/2015

Remember THESE morons ? The bottom of the sign tells you all you need to know.

Despite advocating for the Los Angeles minimum wage increase, some of the same union leaders are now asking to be exempt for negotiation purposes.

Last week, the Los Angeles City Council voted 14 to 1 to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. Now those like Rusty Hicks, executive secretary-treasurer for the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, who despite previously supporting the measure, want unionized companies and workers to be exempt. The union is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.

Maybe these Obama voters, instead of picketing HERE, should have been…..

….HERE. At SEIU’s Headquarters in D.C. THESE cheap bastards are trying to exempt THEMSELVES from ANY minimum wage laws. Hypocritical sonsofbitches, anyway.



Such an exemption would give unionized labor a distinct advantage over unaffiliated workers, effectively subsidizing unions within LA city limits.

“This provision gives the parties the option, the freedom, to negotiate that agreement,” Hicks continued. “And that is a good thing.”

“With a collective bargaining agreement, a business owner and the employees negotiate an agreement that works for them both,”Hicks told the Los Angeles Times. “The agreement allows each party to prioritize what is important to them.”

Nevertheless, unions were at the forefront of pushing the wage increase. According to records obtained by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), unions contributed significant sums to the same city officials that supported the measure. Records from the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission show that the 14 City Council members who voted in favor of the $15 minimum wage ordinance received a combined $187,250 from unions in their last elections.

Additionally, Department of Labor data shows that the same University of California at Berkeley department which conducted a study, commissioned by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and used to justify the wage increase, also received significant union contributions.

“Drawing on a variety of government data sources, we estimate that 567,000 workers would benefit from the proposed minimum wage law, with the average worker earning an additional $3,200 a year (once the law is fully implemented),” the study noted.

“Our analysis of the existing economic research literature suggests that most businesses will adjust to modest increases in operating costs through reduced employee turnover costs, improved work performance, and a small, one-time increase in restaurant prices,” the study continued.

Though the measure did not include any exemptions for organized labor, it is not at all unusual for unions to opt out of laws which raise the minimum wage. According to the report, “Labor’s Minimum Wage Exemption,”which was released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in December, many labor unions are exempt from the various local minimum wage laws they support.

“Not all minimum wage increases come in the same form,” the report notes. “Some local ordinances in particular include an exemption for employers that enter into a collective bargaining agreement with a union.”

The report explains that these sort of “escape clauses” are often designed to encourage unionization because they make membership a low cost alternative for employers. This, explains the report, raises questions about who these minimum wage laws are actually meant to help.

Trey Kovacs, a policy analyst at CEI, has a solution which may help mitigate some of these problems, at least in regards to the potential of lawmakers being influenced by union contributions.

“There is not enough transparency in union political contributions,” Kovacs told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Hicks did not respond to a request for comment from TheDCNF.


One would need a diamond-tipped, plasma heated cutting tool to cut through the unions’ hypocrisy on THIS one. After tossing close to ONE HUNDRED MILLION dollars into the “Drive For $15” movement, and pretty much down the swirling waste removal device, now the unions themselves want to be exempt from the laws.

How can ANYONE with two firing brain cells STILL accept the notion that belonging to a union that DOES.  NOT.  WANT.  TO.  PAY.  MINIMUM.  WAGE. seriously requires the willing suspension of disbelief.

To all the businesses that WILL have to abide by THIS insanity need to band together and file suit. It is WAY past time well-funded political hacks acting at the behest of an entity that has ZERO intention of following a law that EVRYONE ELSE has to be, are shown the door.


CLYDE. Union hypocrisy. Politician hypocrisy. THAT is what needs to be addressed. NOT the relationship between a business and it’s aspiring workforce.

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9 Responses to Hypocrisy On Parade. Or, A “Union Success Story”.

  1. CW says:

    Why am I not shocked to learn that the leftist unions want to be exempt from the rules they want to impose on everyone else? This is the gander arguing, as usual, that he should be held to a different standard than the goose.

    Minimum wage requirements are a slap in the face to the Constitution and should be illegal, but it’s a bit late for that. The people are clearly too economically illiterate and too morally corrupt any more to support right from wrong. This latest trend of imposing 30-40% increases in the minimum wage for unskilled labor is nothing but blatant, unapologetic theft. In the past they stole just a little at a time and the blow was softened by gradual price adjustments across the board. But everything has changed in the age of Obama, and the thieves have been emboldened. The usual adjustments will not happen quickly enough to soften the blow, and the middle class will be the ones to pay the price as their hard-earned dollars are sucked off to reward those who achieve by picketing, protesting and voting for mobsters.

    The only options we have to escape being victimized is to stop buying to the extent we can, but that’s hard to do and the mobsters know it. They’ve got us at gunpoint, pretty much. If we are able to hold onto our wealth to any extent they will simply find other ways – income tax rebates, welfare payments, means testing. law suits….you name it (they’re clever, like all successful criminals) – to get their grubby hands on it.

    • clyde says:

      All part of the dumbing down of the nation. The leftists have been successful BEYOND their wildest dreams. Unless we can get the moribund, stuck on stupid GOPe to come to their senses, I’m afraid this will just get worse, CW. Good comments, thanks.

  2. Garnet92 says:

    Is there ANYTHING that the left ISN’T hypocritical about? It is their stock-in-trade, it’s who they are. Lies and hypocrisy just about sums up their bag o’ tricks. Without lies and hypocrisy, the left couldn’t exist. So, in summary, it doesn’t surprise me that they lobby for something, but when it comes to pass, they want to be exempt from it.

    • clyde says:

      Well, Garnet, when looking up “hypocrite” in the dictionary, there is a group photo of democrats. Frankly, I wasn’t surprised either.

  3. Kathy says:

    They whined and paid off people until they got what they wanted, now they want special treatment. I say tough, you wanted it, now live with it. Except that they’ll whine some more and get their exemption. Just watch and see.

    • clyde says:

      Well, Kathy, there is not much question of THAT, since these democrat bastards are OWNED by the unions, and Soros.

  4. Hardnox says:

    Good post. The hypocrisy is amazing yet it is virtually unreported. In a sane world this would be front page news.

  5. Judy says:

    I dream of a Congress where a bill is introduced to make it illegal (due to conflict of interest) for unions to contribute to political campaigns – especially those unions for federal employees. Of course I also dream of riding a unicorn one day, too. The latter is more likely.