- Jan 23, 2014
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- Central Ohio
So for those who don't want to watch the whole thing....
Unions in NYC, made a push to unionize the car wash employees. They succeeded in unionizing 11 car washes. Two of those car washes closed down. Three others, the unions left the car wash after employees opposed the unions.
With the Union drive failing, the activists started pushing for a higher minimum wage. The results of this was to drive car washes to replace people with machines. This was a huge benefit for car washes that were already mechanized.
Meanwhile, many formerly employed car wash people have started illegally washing cars from vans parked on the street. These shadow economy car washes, are now the target of government and the Unions, to be shut down and jailed.
Some of the very employees that supported the Unions, now are the target of the Unions to be thrown in jail.
Unions are not there for the benefit of the workers. This is a well known, and established fact. They harm the people that they claim to be for.
The minimum wage eliminates jobs, and drives people into the black market.
Everything that right-wing people have said about Unions and the Minimum Wage, documented and empirically observed, in 3 years.
And contrary to the claims that the owners will make do with less profits, and other nonsense..... Instead the owners were making even more money than before, because the unions and the laws, drove out competition, while at the same time reducing their labor.
Two key moments in the video:
A man who runs a car wash installation company, said that in years before, they were removing automatic car washes in favor of manual labor, which created jobs.
The Unions and the Minimum wage completely changed that trend, where now they are reinstalling automatic car washes to replace manual labor, eliminating jobs.
The other key moment was the car wash Vegas Auto Spa, which was where the protest first started, where all the employees celebrated their victory and their unionization....... was closed, and all the employees laid off.