By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Raising the wages of low to unskilled workers to $15.00 an hour will only help the Democrats and the extortionist unions who “represent” these workers. If low level salaries are doubled to $15.00 an hour, causing half of a shop’s workforce to be fired, the unions are way ahead. They will just double the dues for the remaining workers and not lose a cent in income. Better still, when employers fire half their workers just to survive, there will be half the number of members to bother union thugs with demands for services. The unions will still be able to grease the Democrats.
Anticipating this huge increase in labor costs, some employers are beginning to replace pricey employees with machines. This will enhance their bottom line and make no mistake, the unions will be very pleased. Unions are run for the benefit of union officials and Democrats not their membership. Given that all three benefit at the expense of the low skilled workers, the drive for a $15.00 an hour minimum wage may be pushed by a coalition of unions, employers and Democrats. It will be workers be damned. Their only job, as always, is paying union extortion and voting Democrat.
The only danger for unions is if employers should fire every worker and go fully automated.
A handy example of this is the way drinks are sold at the United Center in Chicago where the Bulls play. The arena has gone “service employee free.” Alcoholic drinks are sold from vending machines called a “DraftServ.” Bartenders are a thing of the past in Democrat/union run Chicago’s basketball arena. Drinks are uniform and no tipping is required or even possible. This means more sales and more profits.
On the fast food front, McDonald’s has responded to the “Fight for Fifteen” with its own move toward automation. The restaurant chain has seen its revenues fall at an alarming pace and asking it to pay more to workers who are already not worth what they are making now is a losing proposition. McDonald’s answer is sharply reducing its staff and labor costs by having machines take burger orders.
It is all clearly a matter of the greedy taking advantage of the unskilled with the help of the Democrats.