Spencer - The unions' phony fight for $15 - Richmond Times-Dispatch: THEIR OPINION
For example, in cities like Los Angeles where unions have convinced politicians to raise the minimum wage, they have then lobbied furiously to get unionized workplaces exempted. Such a carve-out may seem like a head-scratcher, but it makes complete sense for unions. If an employer can avoid new wage mandates by agreeing to unionize, unionization becomes the low-cost option, making it easier to garner new members and dues money. This tactic has played out in numerous cities.