Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday
After achieving what should of been a formality in bringing an end to the Ciudad de Los Angeles "War on Poverty (in reality, Free Enterprise)", with his "Brothers and Sisters-supported" Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee tenatively voting to support a $15 per hour Minimum Wage, the new leader of the LA County Labor Federation, forgot to insert some "small details" into the final ordinance.
Call it a "rookie mistake" but in his short time as the current leader of the Los Angeles County Labor Federation, Rusty Hicks has almost achieve what predecessors Miguel Contreras, Martin Ludlow and Maria Elena Durazo could not, turning Los Angeles into a "Close Shop Municipality"........, but.
Lets say "duel buts".
First, Hick's City Clowncil Central Committee Ally, General Secretary/Strongman Herman "Mini Amin" Wesson, attempted behind close doors, to insert language that would require affected business to pay for twelve employees "Sick Days", but was withdrawn (for now).
Second, and more egregious, was Hicks attempt to add language that businesses with current labor ties (via a MOU), could offer less than the Minimum Wage (after all, the accumulation of dues is paramount to employee's take home pay).
Those "duel buts" snatched away a collective brother and sister union clap of victory, and replaced it with a slap back of hypocrisy ........., but don't expect the "slap back sting" to last long with this current City Clowncil Central Committee desire to embrace Socialism ........, and its share of future dues.
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