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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: MteWamp
No, but I do get sick leave, paid vacation, paid holidays (double time and a half if I work holidays), stress leave, time and a half for anything over 8 and a half hours a day, affordable health insurance, dental insurance, they also require a pay raise after so many hours worked. I've gotten nearly a $3 raise per hour since I started here just over a year ago.
Those things are only possible because the union makes them possible. When I moved I stayed in the same field of work, I didn't have those benefits with my non-unionized job before moving. My previous job provided me a paycheck and insurance that cost twice as much as it does now and that's all, so yeah, I love having a union to back me up.
I ride an old Paint, I'm leadin' old Dan
I'm goin' to Montana just to throw the houlihan
They feed in the coulees, they water in the draw
Their tails are all matted, their backs are all raw
I might be movin' to Montana soon
Just to raise me up a crop of
originally posted by: SupermassiveBlackHOLE
675 - 220 = 555$ / day
555 x 5 = 2775$ a week
I was not unhappy with my pay because I was a new start in the trade.
And with the experience I gained I could easily take my skills to another company and recieve compensation that correlates to my knowledge and expertise.
What this means is that an employer will either look for ways to reduce the total labor cost (fringes), or will close shop.
Sure, right up until they don't make any money.
Not just those tho, many employers i've talked to absorb the extra cost , sometimes they are stuck in a hard place can't raise prices but don't wanna cut peoples hours , and they will and i've seen many do absorb the costs.
I have no idea what that means.
Alot of them say they just been incurring a bonus all these years by it being at slave labour prices and its time to pay back the piper .
I don't think a minimum wage is a bad idea. But I don't think paying a kid $15/hr to sweep the warehouse makes sense.
I like to ask , if there was no minimum wage ....what would companies pay employees from the goodness of their heart ...If we let markets dictate , it would automatically go to low . 5-6 an hour i imagine and yes people will gladly do it when they get desperate .