Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Today's Daily Labor Report (subscription required) indicates that two Republicans have introduced identical bills in the Senate and House that would permit employers to pay higher wages to individual employees who work under a collective bargaining agreement. The legislation is called the the Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees (RAISE) Act.
Mmm-hmm. I guess it never occurred to the sponsors that if some employees can get paid more, that necessarily means that some employees can get paid less. Kind of takes the "collective" out of "collective bargaining". But I'm guessing that's the whole point of the proposed legislation.
Hat tip: Dennis Walsh.