Cain Adds to 9-9-9 Plan, Angering Unions (WOW) Fox ^ | 10/20/11 | James Rosen Taking aim at minimum wage laws, union protections, and even local building codes, Herman Cain has put the finishing touches on the last missing piece of his signature 9-9-9 plan an elaborate proposal to create opportunity zones in inner-city America that the GOP presidential candidate will unveil during a major campaign appearance in Detroit on Friday morning. Cain hinted at the move during Tuesday nights GOP debate in Las Vegas. He and his aides hope the details they provide about their plans to encourage growth in impoverished areas will deflect the surge of recent criticism branding 9-9-9 as unfair to the poor. But details about the opportunity zone proposal, as obtained in advance by Fox News, will likely make 9-9-9 more, not less, controversial, particularly with organized labor. To qualify for zone status under Cains plan, a given jurisdiction will have to enact policies the unions consider anathema such as the elimination of the minimum wage, the provision of school vouchers, or the declaration of a zone as a right-to-work area. Leading figures in organized labor swiftly attacked the Cain proposal. Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa told Fox News in an emailed statement: Herman Cains Opportunity Zones appear to be an opportunity for corporate America to exploit workers and turn the United States into a third-world country. "It's tough to take anything like that seriously, snapped AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who spoke to Fox News on the sidelines of a union event in Washington. Look, workers are working hard and their wages have stagnated. To have Herman Cain, a serious contender on the Republican side, make a statement like that that he wants to further lower wages, he wants to do away with the minimum wage it's almost laughable." Read more: Cain Adds To wow, this is historic. Cain is going to be having half this country+ hating his guts.